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The main downside of this month's election result is that we no longer have a powerful voice anywhere in the government for dealing with illegal immigration. The Democrats as a party don't want to do it. Bush doesn't want to do it. Nobody lately has wanted to do it except the House Republicans, and they're in the minority now.
The only group that wants to do it is the American public. Pressure organized on the internet has stiffened Congressional resistance to amnesty plans in the past. The same pressure can get us what we really need -- a border wall, employer sanctions with real teeth, and no amnesty -- but it will need to be relentless.