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Inconvenient: Mark Krikorian hits on a central truth that my friend Mike Murphy and other enthusiastic GOP appease-Latinos-through-amnesty types don’t want to admit:

California state Dems introduce package of 10 pro-illegal-immigration bills http://fw.to/eHc91NE US political future if we don’t curb flow

It’s not that if we don’t stop the flow we’ll get more Democrats. (I’m a Democrat. That doesn’t bother me.) It’s that if we don’t curb the flow we’ll likely fatally undermine political support for controlling the border at all — ever. Game over. It won’t matter what get-tough provisions get written into the law this year  — double-layered fences! E-verify! Tracking systems! Employer sanctions! Drones! No welfare for illegals!  As in California, the political payoff for eroding and eliminating them will be near-irresistible for ambitious pols. …

There’s a tipping point, and we Californians seem to have reached it. With another big national amnesty, other states will quickly follow suit. The establishment option of “legalization now, border control in due course” will no longer exist, if it ever did. It’s either border control first, border control now — or border control never. …

 

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