U.S. Electoral Politics: September 2011 Archives

It took me some time to search around for this so I thought I'd share it here with folks looking for the same thing. The video embedded below should start playing at 1:00:35, but if it doesn't just skip to there to see what Republicans have to see about U.S. immigration policy:



The overall agreement on focusing on border security first is just filled with lies and logical fallacies. It's a lie to say that communities along the border aren't safer than they've ever been, and it's a fallacy to believe that you can stop unauthorized migration across the border without fixing the broken immigration system. What's worse, people who have done the research on the border have shown that beefing up border security has probably done a lot more to keep unauthorized migrants in than to keep them out. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately in this case, politics has never been about truth, but about power.