The Corner

Amnesty Magnet

A story in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune (which does some of the country’s best reporting on immigration) makes clear that the president’s amnesty talk is indeed luring more people to sneak into the United States — at least the Mexicans understand it’s an amnesty. Even Jack Kemp, whose column last week said illegals need to be given green cards, acknowledged that amnesty talk can create a “race to the border by those who wish to get into the United States to ensure they qualify for this new program.” His solution, though, was to pass the amnesty as quickly as possible before any more illegals get here!