Posted by Barry Ritchey II in the Denver Libertarian Examiner. Excerpt:
With the illegal immigration debate heating up in Arizona and abroad upon passage of a new law “taking the handcuffs off” of law enforcement in the State, it might be necessary to again visit a sensible libertarian position on immigration.
Too many times ‘immigration reform’ is convoluted by lawmakers to intrinsically include more controls over the ‘legal’ populace, wholly ignoring the real reason that the debate comes up at all.
Crime, over-crowding, and the overall monetary cost to society all come up as common gripes among anti-immigration sentiment.
All are valid.
Those symptoms of a broken system have been especially apparent in Colorado, a State that has typically discouraged migration of any kind, evidenced by becoming the first State to refuse to host the Olympics in 1970 for fear of a population boom.
Well, that boom came anyways. And in fact, that vote ended up backfiring for many Coloradans.