Today, Rupert Murdoch testified on Capitol Hill in favor of immigration "reform." (Link to story here.)
He was right in stating his belief that "All Americans should have a vital interest in fixing our broken immigration system so we can continue to compete in the 21st Century global economy."
He was right to support "complete and proper closure of all our borders to future illegal immigrants."
But he lost me when he called for amnesty under the popular euphemism - "a path to citizenship" - to be given to "responsible, law-abiding immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority."
Anybody else spot the problem in that statement? Anybody who didn't?
"Immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority" are, by definition, NOT "law-abiding."
Real reform of the immigration system is necessary, yesterday. But since we can't turn back the clock, let's start by sealing the borders now and sending home as many of those law-breaking immigrants who are in the U.S. today without proper authority as possible.