Fixing Immigration

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 15, 2018

         HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT AN IMMIGRATION DEAL THAT ALLOWS CHILDREN OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO STAY IN AMERICA IF A WALL ACROSS OUR SOUTHERN BORDER IS BUILT FIRST? THIS WAS THE MISSING PIECE IN THE 1986 IMMIGRATION REFORM LAW. THEN, THE ILLEGALS GOT AMNESTY, BUT THERE WAS NO BORDER CONTROL AND MORE CAME. MORE ARE STILL COMING. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RIGHT: WE MUST HAVE THE WALL.

         WILL DEMOCRATS, WHO SEE ILLEGALS AS FUTUTRE VOTERS FOR THEIR PARTY, GO ALONG? WILL THEY SHUTDOWN THE GOVERNMENT THIS WEEK OVER THE ISSUE JUST TO GAIN POLITICAL ADVANTAGE? HARD TO TELL IN THIS CYNICAL AGE WHEN THE LEFT LOOKS TO THEIR OWN INTERESTS BEFORE THOSE OF THE COUNTRY.

         WE HAVE TO SORT OUT FEELINGS VS. THE LAW. THE LAW IS THE LAW. FEELING ARE FEELINGS. THE TWO SHOULD NOT OVERLAP. I DON’T GET TO CHOOSE WHICH LAWS I WISH TO OBEY AND WHICH TO IGNORE BASED ON FEELINGS. YOU DON’T EITHER.

         IF SOME LAWS ARE FLAWED, THEY SHOULD BE CHANGED, NOT IGNORED. OTHERWISE WE SEND A SIGNAL THAT LAW BREAKING IS ALLOWED AND THAT MEANS MORE LAWBREAKERS WILL COME. LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS. WE’RE ABOUT TO LEARN WHETHER THE DEMOCRATS ARE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.