Hillary Clinton said,
"Anybody who committed a crime in this country or in the country they came from has to be deported immediately, with no legal process. They are immediately gone."This is not a position, it's a sound byte. Even the pure America-For-America anti-immigration wahoos should be able to see through this.
Without a legal process, we won't know for sure that someone actually did commit a crime. Heck, without a legal process, we won't know for sure that someone is actually an illegal immigrant.
And people who committed crimes in their country of origin, say, the crime of opposing a dictator and fighting for democracy? Those anti-Saddam folks a few years ago? Or the Burmese poet Saw Wai for instance, who was arrested last week for writing a love poem with the hidden message "Power crazy Senior General Than Shwe." (military dictator of Myanmar)
Or identity crimes like the crime of driving while female in Saudi Arabia? Or the 77 countries in the world where it is a crime to be Gay?
I guess there's really only one thing to say,
Oh for God's Sake!
(I'd missed this until now. Thanks to Debitage, for not writing on environmentalism quite yet)