Residents of Murrieta, California filled a high school gym on Wednesday night to protest the arrival of approximately 140 immigrants from Texas facilities. On Tuesday protestors blocked a bus filled with immigrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta (approx. 81 miles southeast of Los Angeles)—forcing officials to re-route the detainees to Chula Vista where some were hospitalized for scabies and fever.
The current crisis on the border (an estimated 100,000 children and young adults are expected to enter the country this year) illustrates the broken immigration system in our country. While the Obama administration and Congress have failed thus far to tackle any serious immigration reform, the Wall Street Journal's Jason L. Riley says we should consider an open borders approach to dealing with immigration.
The WSJ columnist sat down with Nick Gillespie in 2008 to dispel some of the myths of immigration that he outlines in his book, "Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders." Original air date was August 4, 2008 and the original writeup is below.
The title of Jason L. Riley's new book helps explain why it has proven so controversial: Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders.
Let Them In is as exhaustively researched as it is eminently readable, Riley, a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board runs through all the anti-immigration arguments at play in today's heated political world—and finds them wanting.
Riley sat down earlier this summer with reason.tv's Nick Gillespie to discuss the leading myths about the causes and effects of immigration.