August 14, 2005

Column 2005-8-24 Commentary

To my shock, I actually found myself agreeing with today's Brooks column. Brooks thinks that the best way to reduce illegal immigration is to increase legal immigration, which makes sense to me. He points out that increasing the number of border guards isn't too effective, and ridicules the idea of "beer-swilling good old boys" going out to guard the border. The one thing he doesn't address is the demand side: penalties for corporations that employ illegal immigrants. Otherwise, though, a very reasonable column that even includes an endorsement of a bill co-sponsored by Ted Kennedy. How he manages to switch from dribbling idiocy to sense in a mere three days is completely beyond me.