‘Begin with facts’
“Professor Carol Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University and author of ‘Debating Immigration,’ would like to see more people speak up for the sectors of society most affected by illegal immigration.
“ ‘How many African-American leaders have you seen come out and address the impact that high levels of illegal immigration [are] having in the communities when it comes to jobs, when it comes to education, when it comes to health care?’ she asked. ‘And often, these low-skilled, low-wage workers compete in the same sectors for jobs.’
“Let’s have a vigorous open debate on illegal immigration in this country, and let’s begin with the facts. Estimates of illegal aliens in this country range from 12 million to 20 million people. Why doesn’t our government know how many there are?”
Lou Dobbs, writing on “Big media hide truth about immigration,” April 25 at CNN.com