Sharma Hammond & Michael Hethmon, Immigration Overload, Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 17, 2007)
The fact that the federal government has failed to diligently is now virtually beyond dispute. Just as obvious is that this failure has encouraged a tidal wave of illegal immigration into California. Congress remains in gridlock on immigration policy, creating a governing crisis of historic proportions.
Power abhors a vacuum. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, some states have independently enacted legislation to deter illegal immigration and limit its corrupting effects at the state and local levels. In other states, multicultural ideologies and expanding foreign populations have brought sustained pressure to redefine the barbarians as good Romans.