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Dubya’s Immigration Debacle

Well, this piece of news (reported in the Washington Times) was painfully predictable. According to the union that represents the Border Patrol’s field agents, the number of illegal aliens caught crossing into the US soared in the aftermath of George Bush’s dumb, destructive and dishonest (Mr. President, whatever you may claim, it’s an “amnesty”) proposal for immigration “reform.” This should be no surprise to anyone with any commonsense (a category that, when it comes to this topic, seems to exclude anyone in the White House) but it’s also a reminder that if Bush’s plan is implemented, it will not ease the problem of illegal immigration, it will make it far, far worse.

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