It’s time to tighten up enforcement – something the Obama administration is doing the exact opposite of. Read more in my Christian Science Monitor op-ed today. Also today, a CNBC writer questions the claims about a farm labor shortage. And did President Obama do well in his Univision interview? One Hispanic writer says no.
Silvio Canto Jr.: Obama Didn’t Fail As Much As Not Try on Immigration
“During the Univision interview, President Obama was confronted about his “promise” to pass immigration reform. Unfortunately, he was once again allowed to blame others or to “pander” to Hispanics by pretending that he fought for immigration reform,” says Silvio Canto Jr.
“In fact, that’s not what happened. Obama had 60 votes in the Senate and a large majority in the House. He did not need a single GOP vote to pass some type of reform. The truth is that he did not try. He took Hispanics for granted. He showed zero respect for the millions who voted for him in 2008.”
Dan Stein: Time to Tighten Up Enforcement
“For the third installment in our One Minute Debate series for election 2012, three writers give their brief take on how the United States should combat illegal immigration, including the estimated 11 million people without legal documentation already living in the US. Dan Stein, president of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), argues the US should ‘tighten up,’” says the Christian Science Monitor.
What Farm Labor Shortage?
The Point of Law blog links to a CNBC video about farm profits that shows “as profits went up, farm labor expenses went down.” I”t’s just basic economics. The overall cost of labor on farms is falling. The cost of seasonal labor is rising but at a rate far less than revenues. That implies that supply of labor is outstripping demand. Which is to say, farmers may be screaming about labor shortages but their checkbooks are telling a very different story,” John Carney said on CNBC.