The book is good. So far, I'm enjoying it.
Her point about amnesty?
Everyone knows that one amnesty begets ore illegal aliens, which begets another amnesty. It's called an "incentive." There's less of an incentive if the gate is locked.
I mean, picture it - you have people trespassing on your property, causing damage, drinking and stealing things. Which will best get them to stop?
- Providing food, water, and the keys to your house, along with leaving your minor children in their custody while you go to work to pay for all of that. If they happen to drink and drive your car, bail them out of jail, and pay all fines. Free school, food, medical care, lawyers for their "mischief" - whatever their illegal little hearts want.
- Meeting them at the edge of your property, armed, and prepared to back up your demands to leave, pronto. Keep patrolling until the threat of trespass is over.
If you are a Progressive, you chose (1). BUT, you don't ACTUALLY give them the keys to YOUR house - you live in a gated community. Instead, you drive them to a working class neighborhood, and demand that the residents provide all of the things you have promised - free school, "entitlements", tax credits, medical care.
The sane members of our society chose option (2).