Jamiel Shaw

A father mourns his son, murdered by a gang member who would not even have been in the country if the government were serious about enforcing immigration laws

The National Review editors have a new piece out today against the amnesty currently being contemplated in the Senate.

The fundamental problem with this bill, both in its earlier form and in the new Hoeven-Corker form, is that it confers an immediate amnesty on illegals already present in the country in exchange for promises of tightened border security at some point in the future. Not very tight, mind you: The bill’s own supporters do not contest forecasts that over the next 20 years we would once again find ourselves with 11 million or more illegal immigrants, just as we have now. Stronger security provisions, such as requiring that the border fence be completed before amnesty is handed down, were rejected.

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