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Mickey Kaus Criticizes Tamar Jacoby, (And George Bush)
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December 28, 2006, 07:28 PM
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Kaus writes "According to Tamar Jacoby, the recent arrest of 1,300 suspected illegal workers at six Swift & Co. meat processing plants demonstrates the need for `comprehensive immigration reform.` I don`t understand"

There follows a lengthy deconstruction of Tamar`s arguments (this takes a long time, I`ve done it myself) but for blog purposes I`ll extract one:

Jacoby notes that when Swift & Company "tried inquiring" more deeply into the backgrounds of job applicants, it was "sued for discrimination by the Justice Department." Couldn`t President Bush—if he cares so much about workplace enforcement—have told the Justice Department to cut it out? If a conservative Republican president won`t rule out crying "discrimination" when immigration laws are applied, why do we think a liberal Democratic administration will? Our idea doesn`t work! Let`s do it!- By Mickey Kaus - Slate Magazine

See here for Bush`s normal attitude to workplace enforcement, here for his "feeling the heat" attitude, and see Marcus Epstein`s Indiscriminate Anti-Discrimination Enforcement: Why Is It Illegal To Check For Illegals for the crazy activities of the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices .