Sunday, April 09, 2006

Why Immigration is fine

Leave it to Congress: If it ain't broke, fix it.

A record-high number of Americans are uninsured. The gap between the rich and the poor is increasing by the year. And America's kids are fucking stupid.

So what does Congress decide to spend their time on before the 2-week Easter break? (that's right, 2 weeks off. These legislators are in session less than any Congress ever)

They talk about the immigration issue. Let's revisit America's immigration "problem":

We have relatively peaceful, assimilated, working immigrants, whatever language they speak. France and Europe have disenfranchised, poor, unemployed, rioting immigrants. They have a guest worker program.

Our system sure isn't perfect, but dammit, it's the best one around. Europe has an immigration mess, from Madrid to Moscow, and we are suddenly trying to duplicate it. Why?

Votes. Both sides are pining for votes from the burdgeoning latino community. It's pathetic, it's misguided, and it's taking time and attention away from much more important issues.

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