On the Ricochet podcast a couple of weeks ago, Mickey Kaus (pictured to the right) presented an immigration plan that sounded entirely reasonable–so reasonable, indeed, that the other day I returned to the podcast to transcribe Mickey’s remarks:
Do three things: Do a border fence, do an electronic employment system, and do a visa control system. Then pass a law that says, when those three things are actually in place—when they survive the inevitable legal challenges from La Raza and the ACLU and all the groups that will try to knock them out–when those three things survive those challenges—then we can have an amnesty.
I’d write that into the law right now–not an amnesty, but the promise of an amnesty [after we've closed the border to illegal immigration, made it impossible for employers to hire illegals, and eliminated visa fraud]. Then Republicans could say, “Look, we want an amnesty, but not an irresponsible amnesty.” I think that would go down pretty well.
Over to the good people of Ricochet–and, in particular, to our resident immigration expert, Mark Krikorian (to the left).
What about it? Would Mickey’s plan go down pretty well with you?