The Corner

Documenting the Undocumented-American

I’ve been gaily referring to “fine upstanding members of the Undocumented-American community” for a good five years now. So I was delighted to see that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has now embraced this latest and vastest identity group:

This week we will vote on cloture and final passage of a comprehensive bill that will strengthen border security, bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows, and keep our economy strong.

You preach it, Senator. But we need more than words. How come there are no Undocumented-Americans among the Democratic presidential contenders? Is John Edwards “uncomfortable” around Undocumented-Americans? Why hasn’t the President appointed an Undocumented-American to the Supreme Court so Democrats can denounce him as “inauthentic” and an “Oreo”, all shadowy on the outside but a WASP (White Anglo-Saxon with Passport) on the inside?

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.