Rahm Emanuel, who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, played down the import of Busby's loss for the Democrats' hopes in November. Waving off the immigration issue, he said, "Not every district is going to be on the border of Mexico."
I have news for him. Not every district is on the border with Mexico, but just about every district feels like it is. New Jersey, for example, is almost a continent away from Tijuana, but its hospitals lose $200 million a year providing free care for illegal aliens. Those immigrants are not all, or even mostly, from Mexico, of course. They can be from Colombia, the Dominican Republican or elsewhere in Latin America. Some are from Asia or Europe. The point is, the broken border is not just with Mexico, but all around us.