The president is claiming that the question of immigration enforcement has now been resolved, so Congress needs to move on and approve his amnesty: “Over the past year, I believe we have shown the American people that there is a strong commitment to the rule of law, and I think members of Congress are now feeling more comfortable that the country is committed to rule of law.” The country? No, the problem is that no one believes the Bush administration is committed to the rule of law, let alone the Democratic Congress, at least regarding immigration. And with good reason — it’s five and half years after 9/11 and we’re still talking about this?
As I said yesterday on the home page, now is the time for immigration hawks to go on the offensive, demanding that the administration’s laughably overdue enforcement initiatives not only be continued, but expanded. Legalization isn’t even a legitimate topic for debate.