If Hispanic-Americans are 'turned off' by enforcement of our immigration laws, the media aren't telling us why
We've been hearing a lot lately from the mainstream media that Hispanic-Americans are unhappy with the "harsh" tone of the immigration debate and the "aggressive" enforcement of our immigration laws.
But the media aren't telling us why, And they are not telling us whether we are talking about all Hispanic-Americans or only radical leaders like Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who probably spends more time advocating for illegals then he does his constituents in Illinois' 4th congressional district.
Is the "harsh rhetoric," most often identified with the Republican Party that the media say will stand to lose big with the nation's largest and fastest growing minority, to be found in the statements of those who seek enforcement of our immigration laws that were created primarily to protect American workers? And what is meant by "aggressive" enforcement? Deportations? Didn't the Jordan Commission on immigration reform argue that a "credible" immigration policy was one that required the removal of those here illegally? If we don't aggressively enforce any law, why bother having it on the books in the first place? Why should Hispanic-Americans be upset if the federal government drives illegal aliens out of our workforce so that those jobs can be given to some of the 20 million Americans who can't find full-time employment?
Why is it "harsh," "mean-spirited," "cruel," "inhumane," or "draconian" to exercise our sovereignty and protect American workers - and legal residents - from unfair competition in a dismal job market? Why are enforcement efforts always demonized as being "anti-Latino" or "anti-Hispanic?" Wouldn't it be more accurate to describe them as "pro-American?"
If we accept the argument that pandering to illegal aliens and their advocates is all about "political reality," then we also must concede that the price of such reality means abandoning American workers in order to attract Hispanic-American votes. Shouldn't the media be acknowledging this trade-off and, more importantly. asking illegal alien advocates and their allies in Congress to defend it?