Marlene is a superb interviewer and the time flew by. We discussed among other things how the film attempts to deal with both the intellectual and the emotional sides of the immigration debate. One of her comments was that she hadn’t realized what a “complex issue” immigration is. I agreed, but I now realize I shouldn’t have. Immigration is a very simple issue if you believe in freedom. Responsible people should be able to live wherever they choose.
The complexity comes from all of the gyrations we have to go through to keep those people from moving here. In the USA have more than 120 visa categories. This complexity results from the erroneous assumption that we can tell people where they can and can’t live.
The simple solution is to scrap the old system and create a new immigration system that allows responsible the right to move here. Keep our facilities from being overwhelmed by limiting immigration to one percent of our population per year. Assure that new immigrants are not a burden by requiring bonds, sponsors or insurance. Instead of spending so much money on border enforcement spend some of it teaching new immigrants English and how our incredible system works.
I'll post a link to the interview as soon as it has aired.