The question is, why hasn't Tom Tancredo visited Georgia yet? Surely he would find this to be a fertile ground for votes and money. Tancredo, for the non political junkies out there, is a Republican Congressman from Colorado, who is engaging in an as-yet unannounced and quixotic run for President. He's also probably the most xenophobic person in Congress, as evidenced by his hard line views on immigration.
Tom Tancredo would love Georgia right now, especially if he got to spend a few minutes with certain Republicans in the state legislature. We say all of that, because of this letter, which was in turn inspired by a rash of anti-immigrant bills (which probably won't be more than a panacea) that we'll be seeing under the Dome of Gold next year.
Look, it's easy to hate on illegal immigrants. The GOP (as well as more than a few folks in the other party) have done a good job of demonizing them. But that day laborer hanging out at Home Depot, or the mother of two who is cleaning chickens or cleaning hotel rooms is not the cause of our state's budget problems, and that's clear.
Just something to think about. Another thing to think about is this. We don't want to rehash the whole "We're all immigrants" rhetoric, because it's stale and getting hackneyed. But we would mention that we should be making it easier for people to become citizens, not harder.