I tend to like noted columnist George Will because he usually writes very smart pieces. Unfortunately, the words that exit his mouth seem to lack the same sense as that which he writes. Why else would this celebrated conservative voice suddenly decide to throw his support behind amnesty?
[On Fox News Sunday, Republican writer George Will said that America should let all of the illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America remain and ensure they are allowed to “go to school and get a job.”
“My view is that we have to say to these children, ‘Welcome to America. You’re going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'” Will declared. “We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous.”]
Shocking, right? I guess George Will believes we should let anybody assimilate into our country simply because we purportedly possess enough resources to handle it. Never mind the fact that we already suffer from a host of other problems. And never mind the fact that we happen to be a sovereign nation with clear and easy-to-understand rules pertaining to immigration.
Plus, consider the slippery slope nature of amnesty. If we permit the current lot of illegals to assimilate as if they did nothing wrong, we would in effect be incentivizing illegal immigration. Keep in mind that 60,000 illegal minors have been apprehended since October 2013, and that “federal officials expect 150,000 more will be caught in the next fiscal year.” The numbers are already going up, and we haven’t (and hopefully won’t) even implemented amnesty yet!