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The two sides of the immigration debate

The immigration debate in the United States has seen some modest, incremental progress in recent months — most notably the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The Los Angeles Times has a good editorial on this topic over the weekend and we had a post here at The Progressive Pulse last Friday that provides more details for young people who may be eligible.

And then there’s the anti-immigrant crowd. For some time now, two of the noisiest groups in this camp in North Carolina are the groups known as ALIPAC and NC FIRE. Despite giving voice to a lot of incredibly mean-spirited and downright absurd stuff, these groups helped play host recently in Wilmington to a small group of politicians and activists — some of them prominent (Congressman Mike McIntyre) and some of them just narrow-minded and crazy.  You can watch some video of the event by clicking here.

Looks like we still have a ways to go in bridging the gap in this debate.

3 Comments

  1. Frank Burns

    August 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I don’t understand what the immigration debate is all about. Nobody gives any details. It must be a big secret. We have people entering this country illegally who want the same status as legal immigrants. Are we a nation of laws or aren’t we?

  2. david esmay

    August 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    here’s the debate Frank. On one side you have Teapublican xenophobes and on the other GOP business owners who love cheap labor, and illegal immigrants keep labor costs down, way down.

  3. Frank Burns

    August 21, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    David,
    That’s not the debate. Debate is code words for leftists to grant amnesty.