Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The rush for immigration reform never made any sense to me and the motive ascribed to proponents (want to import Mexicans who will vote Democrat) is silly because they’re already doing that.
If we wanted immigration amnesty, a simple bill would work: “Anybody present within the borders of the continental United States on July 1, 2013, shall automatically be a citizen with all rights and privileges thereof.” Except, as Glenn Reynolds constantly points out, that solution would provide insufficient opportunities for graft so no politician would think of it.
The reason we need immigration reform is we need is an excuse to dole out more money to our Leftistbuddies who will run the immigrant integration centers to help newly-legal immigrants get their full share of welfare (and vote Democrat).
Ahhhh, now it makes sense.
Don’t just follow the money; listen for the sound of backs being scratched.