With immigration in the news, Rapp, Katz and I took up the issue on NBC 10 Wingmen last week. For me, human safety and compassion should generally always trump financial concerns. “Do we want to be the kind of country that says to children, sorry stay in your war-torn country, we don’t want to raise taxes,” I asked, I thought rhetorically.
But of course, that’s the exact society Katz would like to foster. “Rhode Island can’t handle an influx of illegal immigrants at this point,” he said, noting that Rhode Island is attracting immigration here with certain progressive policies. He thinks illegal immigrants will put a burden on schools and other social services.