The Politics Of Immigration Reform
Butters sounds like Nick Clegg:
You say, let’s do border security this year. The problem is the Hispanic community sees this as a slight. And I’m sympathetic to that thinking. Border security has been used in the past as an excuse for not doing comprehensive immigration reform. My advice is that securing the border now gives a guy like me who wants to get to comprehensive reform the credibility to get there. But if you bring up immigration in this climate, you’ll divide the country further. You’ll get a huge vote for border security and interior enforcement, but when it comes to pathway to citizenship, you’ll break down big-time. That’s where the politics get hard, when you realize we’ve got 12 million people who can’t just be deported and we need to give them a reasonable way to stay here.
E.D. Kain agrees.