May 14, 2011

Immigration Politics - Georgia: Echoes of history in immigration bill

An interesting comparison of slavery and current anti-immigrant legislation, by - of all people - the executive director of the Georgia Republican Party, Lee Raudonis, who is a former high school history teacher.

Echoes of history in immigration bill | "Georgia is vastly different in 2011 than in 1861, but some things have not changed. Our state and nation still have not developed workable immigration and labor policies that will provide the workforce necessary to help our economy expand and prosper. The Civil War may have eliminated the most evil system of slavery, but no one seems to know how to solve the problem of having too many eager illegal immigrants in our state who are very willing to work. Our only “solution” so far seems to be to get rid of them."

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