The Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration disagrees.
Like virtually every immigration story we have seen over the years, Hesson writes from the perspective of how amnesty would benefit illegal aliens i.e. those "searching for a better life" while "living in the shadows," etc., etc. Nobody else, the media seems to be saying, except illegal aliens have been affected by an immigration policy "broken" by milquetoast politicians who act as though they were elected by foreign nationals rather than U.S. citizens.
We think a far more legitimate question reporters and their editors should be concerned with is how another amnesty would benefit any of the 20 million undemployed/underemployed Americans. We know it would be just swell for the 7 million illegals working in the construction, manufacturing, transportation and service industries, but, gee, folks, what about it? Is it fair to say that allowing these lawbreakers to permanently keep their jobs is just a tad unfair in a job market still a long way from being something to write home about? And it wouldn't just be the 11 million people living here illegally at the moment who would cash in on what would be the 8th amnesty since 1986; it also would be about the millions more of their relatives who would be invited through the "Golden Door."
How can someone with the title "immigration editor" not think about such things?
Another "big question" might be: How do we protect ourselves from those Fools on Hill who would "end" illegal immigration by legalizing those who are here illegally?
Ali Noorani, the National Immigration Reform's executive director who Hesson included in his piece, also is out of touch with what really counts when he said, ". . ."Gone are the days of Steve King and Tom Tancredo throwing lightning bolts from the dais."
What's gone, tragically, is a federal government that was created to serve the American people but now is owned and operated by a greedy business community and increasingly manipulated by advocacy groups that disrespect our sovereignty and right to enforce laws created specifically to protect American workers.