Tag: illegal immigrants
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. . . . On second thought, to hell with them.     First they came for the lettuce pickers, and I did not speak out because I was not a lettuce picker. Then they came for the maids and the dishwashers, and I did not speak out…
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“Tough on Immigrants” Is Not Good Policy

This recent article on Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidates’ battle to see who can be toughest on undocumented immigrants shows politics at its ugliest: there’s a clearly-defined set of enemies (immigrants!), a clearly-defined and unpopular set of scapegoats (employers!), and a clearly-defined and resonant morality tale (they took our jobs!). It’s a classic example of…
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