The case against:
Video: Democrat rep unable to say why Obama’s immigration plan is legal
Another good piece arguing Obama’s imminent violation of our democracy’s “norms” is a potential huge disaster http://t.co/LS2ggqbSlE
— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) November 18, 2014
The 150 million adults worldwide who would move to the United States if given the chance will draw the conclusion that their status and future are secure as long as they end up on U.S. soil. Pay the snakeheads and coyotes, avoid the authorities, and fall under the next amnesty. Just as it happened in 1986 and happened again, piecemeal, in 2012 and 2014.
I do not consider it humanitarian to induce people to undertake perilous and uncertain journeys through hazardous territory in the hopes of joining a population that is at best ambivalent about them. I think it is cruel. And it is cruel not only to the immigrants, but also to American citizens, who must cope with the attendant fall in low-skilled job opportunities and wages, rising inequality, economic and social consequences of population density, and erosion of social cohesion. These are all reasons confidence in public institutions is at a low. Obama’s executive order will drive it lower.
I expect Obama to enact amnesty this week; at the latest by Thanksgiving Day.