This blog started out as a companion piece to my book, Musings from the Christian Left (excerpts of which can be found in the July 2004 link) and to support a planned radio show. Now, its simply a long term writing project from a Christian Left Libertarian perspective (meaning I often argue for liberty within the (Catholic) Church, rather than liberty because the church takes care of a conservative view of morality.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Immigration Reform & the GOP | National Catholic Reporter

Immigration Reform & the GOP | National Catholic Reporter by MSW.  MGB: The Senate has always been the force behind immigration reform, although this time it may be population migration as second or third generation recent immigrants or well of Mexican-Americans move to GOP areas and simply vote Democratic.  The one sure way to make the issue go away is to end right to work laws and immigration restrictions on work entirely - taking away the incentive to hire undocumented labor.  While white xenophobia has something to do with blocking immigration reform among republicans, it is the Food industry which benefits from shadow labor which bears the majority of the blame for preventing compromise.  Note that when Lindsey Graham was about to get on board and pass something in the 111th Congress, the whole issue of birth right citizenship suddenly appeared - throwing a bomb into the process.  You can bet that this was not accidental.

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