11:18 AM yesterday
commented on Guest Editorial: Elected Leaders Need to Step Up on Immigrants' Rights
Our immigration system itself is really not very different from those in other developed countries, it is simply that more immigrants come to the US than any other country by a huge margin, the US-Mexico corridor is the most active venue for illegal immigration in the world, and we pay very little in taxes so prospective immigrants have to bear greater financial burden to come here, by comparison due to government agencies being routinely underfunded.
If anything the requirements to come to America are less onerous than other developed countries, and we really do not enforce immigration law that stringently, although it has been getting more attention under Trump than it ever did while Obama was deporting large amounts of people.
You could lower the standards, but then you run the risk of greater burdens on an already overtaxed social services system, and processing would take longer. You could lower processing time by admitting fewer immigrants through raised standards, but I doubt many liberals want to turn away more immigrants.
The idea of immigration being a "broken system" has become more talking point than fact. No one ever seems to really be able to explain exactly why it is "broken" when asked. Not too surprising, it is a very complex issue. You hear talk about people waiting years and years for naturalization, but those are outliers and those people are still living here legally in the meantime.
9:46 AM yesterday
commented on Capitol Hill Woman Finds Threatening, Anti-Abortion Message on Her Windshield
If it was not targeted at this individual, then some guy is going around just putting these on cars (one would think more than one would be reported), or this is a guy who just happens to carry these around in case they see a car that has liberal looking bumper stickers on them. Either way, weird and gross.
Although not sure this could qualify as a hate crime.
5:54 AM yesterday
commented on What Would It Take? Labor Stands by Mayor Ed Murray Despite Sexual Abuse Allegations
@16: Seriously. Imagine if someone made the same allegations about Dan Savage. The paper would be running smear articles on the accuser nonstop, and no one who is a fan of the paper would believe the allegations for a second.
If you don't like Murray, the allegations MUST be true.
Just like if you like Bill Clinton, the allegations CAN'T be true.
That's it, in a nutshell.