This week’s podcast ponders the prospect of President Obama’s proposed amnesty.
The first thing to remember here is that this is another amnesty. We already had one: the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, known to its friends as IRCA.The full Radio Derb playbill:
As I keep telling you, political correctness is a war against noticing things and remembering things. You can only be PC if you don’t notice, and don’t remember. Well, IRCA is one thing people should remember when the subject of amnesty comes up.
For one thing, remembering it squashes the notion that amnesty is some brave new idea that we never tried before. For another, IRCA was a big encouragement to the great wave of illegals coming in during the 1990s and 2000s. For yet another, it triggered a baby boom among Hispanic immigrants. And for yet another, it led to massive fraud among the applicants for amnesty. Nobody knows how many of those amnestied truly met the conditions for amnesty, but it surely wasn’t all of them, or even close to all.