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Some common sense about immigration

Columnist Timothy Egan speaks some important truths in an NYT column posted last night entitled “Migrants from Sanity.”

Willard Romney and Pizza Man Cain are the chief targets, but the column is really an indictment of the entire knuckle-headed, anti-immigrant right-wing.

This is the excellent conclusion:

“The problem, through good times and bad, is that there are millions of jobs that Americans will not do. [Especially, Egan might have added, when they’re offered subsistence wages.] The solution, some combination of path to citizenship with guest worker programs, should be within the grasp of the better political minds.

But tepid Democrats are afraid of doing anything. And some Republicans want a death fence, and will go after anyone who has an illegal on his lawn. It’s the great disconnect — yet another reason why so many Americans have a higher regard for a single-celled protozoan than a politician working the stump.”

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