- We fought a civil war to force Democrats to give up
on slavery 150 years ago. They've become so desperate
for servants that now they're importing an underclass
to wash their clothes and pick their vegetables. This
vast class of unskilled immigrants is the left's new
form of slavery.
- The people who make arguments about "jobs Americans
won't do" are never in a line of work where unskilled
immigrants can compete with them. Liberals love to
strike generous, humanitarian poses with other
- The jejune fact that we "can't deport them all" is
supposed to lead ineluctably to the conclusion that we
must grant amnesty to illegal aliens -- and fast!
We can't catch all rapists, so why not grant amnesty
to rapists? Surely no one wants thousands of rapists
living in the shadows! How about discrimination laws?
Insider trading laws? Do you expect Bush to round up
everyone who goes over the speed limit? Of course we
can't do that. We can't even catch all murderers. What
we need is "comprehensive murder reform." It's not
"amnesty" -- we'll ask them to pay a small fine.
- Noticeably, the biggest proponents of the
government's policy of importing a huge underclass of
unskilled workers are not themselves unskilled
The great bounty of cheap labor by unskilled
immigrants isn't going to hardworking Americans who
hang drywall or clean hotel rooms -- and who are
having trouble getting jobs, now that they're forced
to compete with the vast influx of unskilled workers
who don't pay taxes.
The only beneficiaries of these famed hardworking
immigrants -- unlike you lazy Americans -- are the
wealthy, who want the cheap labor while making the
rest of us chip in for the immigrants' schooling, food
and health care.