May 15, 2011

Immigration Politics: Editorial - Twisting the truth on the Mexican border

Twisting the truth on the Mexican border - The Washington Post: "Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that the border has become safer and less leaky, the GOP would have the nation believe the opposite.

Using such scare tactics, Republicans are trying to distort the debate on immigration and justify their opposition to reform.

The border is not impenetrable; few land boundaries are. But no number of boots on the ground, and no amount of fence-building, will choke off the flow of illegal immigrants entirely as long as employers demand their services in the United States. ...

Eleven million undocumented immigrants won’t fade away from American communities and the labor force. The dilemma of illegal immigration will remain unresolved until Republicans enter into a dialogue based on facts, not fear."

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