As the Supreme Court takes up the Arizona illegal immigration law this week, the Washington Post decided to run a profile of the two men who have worked tirelessly and at great cost to protect American sovereignty: Kris Kobach and Michael Hethmon.
As I have written many times before, the fact of Self-Deportation by illegal immigrants who are made to face the reality of their illegality is a sane and humane third-way solution to the massive illegal immigrant problem we all face in America. The tradeoff between “Amnesty” and “Forced Deportation” is a false one; illegals will deport themselves when their environment is less solicitous of their ongoing presence.
“Rounding people up and forcibly deporting them” would make for a repugnant spectacle and thank god it is not necessary. Simple laws and the enforcement of those laws lead illegals to self-deport, on their own time and in control of their own selves. It is humane and fair and just.
“We are constantly told that the only two options are massive roundups [of illegal immigrants] or an amnesty. But attrition through enforcement is the third way,” said Kobach, the better-known of the pair. “Change the individual decisions of particular illegal aliens, and they will decide to leave the country.”<source>
It being the Washington Post, note how the use of language can slant the reader’s perception against such a humane solution:
Over the past six years, the two have become the most successful propagators of a powerful idea: that state and local governments can make life so miserable for illegal immigrants that they would choose to deport themselves.
Here we have a sentence that sets up the illegal immigrant as the victimized, innocent party. But we know better.
In any event, I for one am glad that they are being given attention as effective protectors of American sovereignty, even in a slanted article in the Washington Post.
As they have shown, self-deportation is real.
Supporters say the idea would never have advanced this far without Kobach and Hethmon, who have been editors, advisers, ghostwriters and legal defenders for politicians nationwide.
Men like them, and women like Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, are the people who will end the invasion peaceably and with honor for all.