Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Immigration Debate Today

We are participating, later today, in a debate on immigration sponsored by the Les Aspin Council.

The liberals on the panel with be Ed Fallone, a professor at the law school, and Barbara Graham, an immigration lawyer for Catholic Charities.

The conservatives will be us and State Senator Glenn Grothman (R)from West Bend.

It will be in Raynor Libraries Conference Center, Rooms B & C, at 5:30 this afternoon.

We expect a rather vigorous debate.

Our position will be simple: nothing makes any sense unless we control the border. Control the border, and everything else eventually falls into place sensibly. Fail to control the border, and the problem continues.

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2 Comments:

Blogger JesusIsJustAlrightWithMe said...

"nothing makes any sense unless we control the border. Control the border, and everything else eventually falls into place sensibly. Fail to control the border, and the problem continues."

great argument.... *eyes rolling*

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think all people agree that the border needs to be controlled. But, really, this doesn't add anything to the debate. What does controlling the border mean? Does it mean creating a fence; creating a temporary worker program; how to deal with the tremendous backlog in applications. This is not to mention the variety of other problems related to immigration: the inaccuracy of the E-Verify system; detention standards in these facilities; the impact on Sixth Amendment rights as a result of the increased criminalization of immigration laws; and the constitutionality of the rapid increase in local anti-immigrant laws. My problem is not so much with your position, but what it means and its limited solutions to the various facets of the immigration debate.

9:16 AM  

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