The website Mediaite shows its own prejudices on the subject—note the reference to
Daily Caller senior editor Jamie Weinstein expressed support for the Gang of Eight’s plan, explaining that “you can’t force [illegal immigrants] back,” echoing the legislators’ belief that naturalizing the existing immigrants is more reasonable than trying to deport all 11 million people here illegally.
Weinstein is a nominal conservative, but for his view on immigration, see my article The Curse Of Stein And THE DAILY CALLER’s Neil Munro
“I know you hate this whole idea,” host Greg Gutfeld then said to a cringing Gavin McInnes. “But what it does is removes the race card. This is going to help the Republicans because they are no longer going to be called racist because they are introducing immigration reform,” Gutfeld explained.
Gutfeld is also a conservative, in a comedic fashion. (I keep getting him mixed up with the AFLAC Duck guy.)However, I'm afraid that the idea that Republicans "are no longer going to be called racist because they are introducing immigration reform" is not intended as a joke. Anyway, Gavin McInnes, who at one time wrote for us, was talking sense, although Mediaite didn't see it that way:
“George W. Bush tried that. He said let’s open the borders. It didn’t work. It just meant more illegal immigration,” McInnes replied before offering his own colorful suggestion for ending illegal immigration: “It’s easy. They are not like the Chinese who can hide in little nooks and crannies — they are a worthy adversary. The Mexican illegal immigrants, all you have to do is do a little tweak. It is called attrition. Make it slightly harder for corporations to hire illegals, and they run home with their tails between their legs.”
McInnes clarified that he wasn’t suggesting we should deport all illegal immigrants, but rather that his idea would force employers to realize “we can’t survive” unless they hire legally. “I come from Canada,” he added. “We have a group of people who do our work; they are called teenagers.”
Gutfeld expressed his belief that some of the proposals “sound pretty good,” adding that the illegal immigrants will just get on the back of a proverbial naturalization line anyway.
“There already is a line, it is called following the rules,” McInnes shot back. “You have a bunch of visas and you pay your dues there and you are sponsored for four years and then you get a green card and then you have citizenship. We have more legal immigrants than all other countries combined. What’s the matter with that system?”[Red Eye Panel Battles Over ‘Amnesty’ For Illegal Immigrants, by Andrew Kirell,MediaIte, January 29th, 2013]