Same old story

Published on April 16th, 2009

Re: "A new tack on illegal workers," Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2009

There’s nothing new about an amnesty followed by strict enforcement of immigration laws. That’s how the original “one-time only” amnesty was sold to the public in 1986.

By now it should be obvious that amnesties don’t discourage illegal immigration – they roll out the welcome mat. If unemployment, border security and overpopulation were not such serious issues, it would be comical that politicians cannot comprehend this.

Kenneth Pasternack, CAPS Advisory Board Member
Santa Barbara

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