Saturday, October 1, 2022

QOTD -- Taking Control Of Immigration


"Biden needs to find a way to demonstrate that his administration is taking control of immigration in general and the border in particular. Then he can propose the obvious compromise that could appeal to most Americans: a better, faster, more predictable legal immigration system but a tougher, more effective way to restrict illegal immigration. Or else, the populist right will use this issue to keep gaining ground in the United States just as it has in Italy and Sweden." -- Fareed Zakaria in the Washington Post, arguing that recent elections in Sweden and Italy ushering in populist far- right/fascist governments should serve as a warning to the Biden Administration not to sleep on reforming the immigration system, not only for the migrants' sake, but to defuse a potent populist fascist issue in our elections.  Not that they'll have any good faith partners on the Christofascist Republican side.

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