I’m still getting feedback from my NRO piece this week on Rep. Mike Pence’s amnesty plan. One reader said his plan would, contrary to my assertion, end automatic birthright citizenship for children born to “temporary” workers, and points to an unofficial Pence-related site as proof. I’m happy to be corrected on this, but nothing I’ve seen from Pence himself says this and I wouldn’t simply assume it to be true just because he may have supported ending birthright citizenship some other context. The bigger point is that his plan is a moving target, with Pence on Friday conferring with Ted Kennedy and John McCain, and then two days ago on Dobbs’ show saying for the first time that there would be a two-year lag time between enforcement and the “temporary” worker plan. Viewed charitably, Pence seems to have waded into the immigration debate without a flotation device.
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