Victor Davis Hanson examines Donald Trump’s shifting tone on immigration — and provides a prescription for what a sensible immigration policy should look like.

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  1. goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    I so adore you VDH. Thank you for having the confidence to say what is right and true despite being surrounded by the Never people. Why aren’t you on NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC and Fox? Why is it we hear only journalists interviewing journalists instead of learned men like yourself? Please get a publicist to put you out there. Your country needs you.

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  2. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller

    “Legal residence” vs “amnesty as a reward” is a distinction without a difference. At best, it postpones the problem because we then would have to decide how to classify their kids. If the kids are citizens, then the invasion is rewarded and we can expect more of it. If the kids are similarly “legal residents” without all rights of citizenship, then you have just entrenched and enlarged the shadow society that lives beyond the law.

    Can we at least begin with the method that has worked at the state level? Severely punish citizens for employing illegals. When the work dries up, only legal immigrants have reason to remain.

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  3. Aaron Miller Member
    Aaron Miller

    Victor’s argument is essentially that what Trump claims to stand for is preferable to what Clinton claims to stand for. But he’s not trustworthy, so his claims don’t mean much.

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