I saw this last night, and now the video is out.
I am a hardliner on immigration. I think that the immigration laws should be aggressively enforced, that border controls should be strengthened, and that oft-abused visa programs (H1b, L1) should be fixed.
I also believe that the focus should be on the employers, because if the cost of employing illegals exceeds that of legal hiring, then it will stop. (My proposals are here.)
Unfortunately, most of the political groups out there, aside from labor unions, that want a hard line taken, are populated by racist nativists.
Case in point is Ms. Maddow’s masterful take-down of the crypto-racists at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). She runs down its history, and then interviews its president, Dan Stein.
He is left an oily smudge on the floor.
Just watch it, it is 19 minutes and 33 seconds well spent.