The Realities Intrude
10:21 AM, Jul 31, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
No state in the union could be more sympathetic to the Obama administration or to its immigration policies than Vermont (where I live). But there is only so much a small state, and a sympathetic governor, can do. As the Burlington Free Press reports, when Washington asked if Vermont could find a way to house 1,000 of the young people who recently arrived at the border:
Nothing came of this search which turned up facilities that could handle 100 and fewer of the immigrant children. Shumlin also:
Tempting as it is to find proof here of political hypocrisy, it isn’t the case. If Vermont could have helped, it would have. And sacrificed to do it.
There are limits.
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