WTOP is reporting this morning that the Brookings Institution, a liberal DC think-tank, has published a report saying that Prince William County’s crackdown on illegal immigration was wrong, and that in order to promote economic recovery, we should abandon efforts to reduce the number of illegal aliens unlawfully present in the county and instead welcome them. Not only was this debate settled nearly two years ago with no interest at the time from Brookings, but the only research Brookings apparently conducted was reviewing reports from the mainstream media, such as the Washington Post.
Utter garbage. The last thing Prince William County needs is to return to rampant residential overcrowding by illegal aliens who drive without licenses, commit identity fraud, burden local hostpitals without paying for the services they receive, and in too many cases sexually abuse children as young as four years old. If Brookings thinks having a lot of illegal aliens is such a good idea, why aren’t they defending them in Montgomery County, Maryland where there is a current debate about how to deal with the impacts of illegal immigration?
Most likely, they can’t. No surprise.
UPDATE: The report itself includes some utterly amazing liberal spin. Here’s a sample:
Community leaders and residents successfully organized to pressure county government to crack down on illegal immigration. Passed without a public hearing or sufficient investigation of the potential consequences, the new legislation ordered police to check residency status of lawbreakers and enter into a cooperative agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It also mandated the denial of business licenses and certain county social services to unauthorized immigrants.
“Without a public hearing?” You’ve got to be kidding me. What in the heck were some of the longest and most heavily-attended meetings of the Board of Supervisors, some including as much as thirteen straight hours of citizen comments? This was the most heavily debated issue the county ever engaged in, and that debate lasted from the end of June all the way to October 2007, and then was revisited once again in 2008. By the standards of the Brookings Institution then, we have never debated any policy, ever, in Prince William County, as nothing in the county’s history has ever involved such a great degree of public participation.
They aren’t just confused, the authors of this report are outright liars.
The opinions expressed here are solely the views of the author, and not representative of the position of any organization, political party, doughnut shop, knitting guild, or waste recycling facility, but may be correctly attributed to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. If anything in the above article has offended you, please click here to receive an immediate apology.