From June 23, 2008
The Los Angeles Times says that anti-immigrant groups don’t have a presidential candidate.
The anti-immigrant groups have had more than a few elections to prove their point with the voters. The overwhelming pattern that’s come out for them is a pattern of losses whether one considers presidential primaries and caucuses or state and local elections. There are always exceptions but the voters pretty much everywhere tend to think there are more important issues.
One hopes that after the coming election that Pres. Bush can take the freedom of a lame duck presidency and a lame duck Congress and push through a meaningful reform that addresses fairness to immigrants, protection of U.S. workers and national security. A major consideration that needs to be reviewed is the continued viability of Social Security without allowing sufficient immigrant growth to keep it solvent while the Baby Boomers age into the system.