Sunday, November 30, 2008
Attitudes Changing on Immigration
The Washington Post, using pre-election polls, reports that anti-immigration sentiment played an insignificant role in the recent election in Virgina. The one candidate most identified with the issue was defeat. The Post deduced it was the same for most of the country, quoting an observation from the Wall Street Journal that of the 13 Republican House members to lose their seats in the electiont en had been members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, which was generally hot on throwing the undocumented out of the country. The Post also pointed to the recommendations of a Virgina state commission on immigration advising against stringent anti-immigrant measures and for extending some state benefits to the undocumented.