Los Angeles saw 500,000 people march down its streets chanting “Sí, se puede,” “Mexico!,” and “USA!” What was the big draw? Here’s the first paragraph of the AP story that explains why they gathered:
Immigration rights advocates more than 500,000 strong marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, demanding that Congress abandon attempts to make illegal immigration a felony and to build more walls along the border.
There’s a problem with that paragraph — it is missing a word: ILLEGAL. As in “Illegal immigration rights advocates…” I support the idea of making illegal immigration a felony, and were I the one to make the rules, I would make violators ineligible for later entry to the U.S., even if they try legally. I have written about illegal immigration multiple times, and it is one of the few subjects where I disagree with President Bush.