ProJo Offers Clarity on “Immigration”
Golf clap to the ProJo for providing some clarity on the terminology games being played with the word “immigration” (emphasis mine):
[F]ew Americans oppose immigration or immigrants per se. After all, every citizen is an immigrant or a descendent of one (Native Americans, by the way, came from Siberia) and is well aware of that fact. But those who favor illegal immigration like to drop the word “illegal” and say that those who want to enforce the laws on the books hate immigrants. This is very intellectually dishonest.
Just because someone favors an orderly, predictable and transparent immigration system instead of the present near-chaos and corruption doesn’t mean that that person is a xenophobe. There are, sad to say, plenty of bigots around. But most Americans who favor enforcement of the immigration laws on the books are not. They just realize that for a country to lose control over who comes into it is dangerous.
That’s why most countries, including Latin American ones, enforce their immigration laws far more zealously than does the United States its own.
The rest of the editorial offers sound observations, too.