The Weirdness of Illegal Immigration

The Weirdness of Illegal Immigration, by Victor Davis Hanson.

What happens … when several million immigrants arrive from one of the poorest areas in the world to one of the most affluent (e.g., California)? The first casualty is the law. I am not referring to the collapse of federal immigration enforcement, but rather the ripples that must follow from it. When someone ignores a federal statute, then it is naturally easy to flout more.

Many examples of crime problems follow. The elite follows the Bloomberg Rule: “if you can’t keep snow off the street, deplore global warming or cosmic war”.

There is no “broken windows” notion that such small infractions lead to much larger ones. To read the local [newspaper] is to collate a daily tally of stabbings, shootings, gang violence, carjackings, thefts, and chop shops…