Sunday, July 16, 2006

Journal-Sentinel on Illegal Immigration

Chasing Dreams, Building America

Immigrants coming to Wisconsin to build new lives aren’t taking just the jobs no one else wants — they’re playing vital roles in the state’s economy

-Headline, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article (emphasis mine)

We do the jobs other people don't want to do.

-Sidebar "quotable," same article.

And then the article goes on to tell all us xenophobes how great immigration is for America, entirely missing the point by saying that these stories of legal immigrants, "...lost in the contentious debate over immigration...," are somehow representative in the debate over illegal immigration.

Emphasis mine.


At 11:23 AM, July 16, 2006, Blogger elliot said...

I thought the same thing when I read that article.

Talking to someone on the left can always be a bit surreal, but the dissonance on illegal immigration is astonishing.

They keep defending LEGAL immigration (which no one is attacking) and then redefining illegal immigration to fall under that umbrella.

(By the way, your formatting and characters in this post are a bit screwed up.)

At 12:15 PM, July 16, 2006, Blogger steveegg said...

Allow me to ReWrite™ that headline:

Immigrants coming to Wisconsin to destroy America aren’t taking just the jobs no one else wants — they're stealing jobs from citizens that want them


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