So Obama has a new immigration policy. Here it is:
… We drew [I’d prefer have rather than drew] this imaginary line in the desert. We’ll no longer use force to move people from this side to that side, but we will still use force to prevent movement from that side to this side.
… I’d have hoped that we as Americans were not so basely hypocritical as to find it imperative that we stop bullying Group A (i.e. those who are here), but equally imperative that we continue to bully the even less fortunate Group B (i.e. those who aspire to be here).
A more consistent pair of ideas would be to either bully everyone or bully no one. I know which one I’d choose, and I suspect there are few politicians who’d agree with me.
Via Don Boudreaux, who also notes that if the problem is that it’s a lot harder to immigrate legally than illegally, then the problem isn’t the people who are moving.