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Barone's comments are interesting, and he points out some positive aspects of Kennedy-Kyl. I haven't seen anyone else on the conservative side of this debate suggest that the proposed bill is actually better than no bill at all. But I'm still wondering why amnesty is a good idea in the first place, especially for those on the left. Where can I find that out?For example: It is strange to me that the AFL-CIO desires amnesty for illegal immigrants. I understand that these immigrants might then be unionized... but isn't the job of the AFL-CIO to improve conditions (e.g., wages) for its workers? And doesn't increased immigration drive down wages for those same workers? I have the same questions about the Democratic party's support on this issue.
They don't really explain why amnesty is good, but for a general feel, check out:http://www.nationalmecha.org/philosophy.htmlhttp://www.mexicosolidarity.org/site/Here is one petition for amnesty:http://www.petitiononline.com/i1pacman/petition.htmlI can't really find anything that would count as a reason why it is good other than a constituency wants it. I'm not saying that no leftist has made a good case for amnesty. I'm just saying that after a morning of looking for one, I haven't found one. Everything I've found just says they want "justice for undocumented workers" or something along those lines. Anyone else find anything?
AFL-CIO's statement: http://www.aflcio.org/mediacenter/prsptm/pr03282006.cfm
You're just winding me up, right? Surely no organization called Mexico Solidarity would have any real influence on US policy.Good one, Steve. You had me going there for a second.
Not trying to wind you up, just trying to help. I was just looking for people who would actually make the case for amnesty publicly. I don't know about influencing policy, but these are some of the organizations that have organized or supported those marches.
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