Congressman Tom Cotton has received a lot of praise from neocons on Capitol Hill, but on immigration he has shown that he doesn’t march to their tune. This is a good sign for the young congressman from Arkansas. Robert Costa profiles Rep. Cotton for National Review.
“There is widespread resistance to legalization, because logic and history say that you will have the legalization and not the enforcement,” Cotton says. “We shouldn’t even be spending this much time on immigration. This is very much an inside-the-Beltway, elite-driven issue, where elites in both parties are aligned.” Cotton adds that out of the more than 1,800 letters and calls his office has received, only a dozen have expressed support for the Senate’s bill. “That’s south of 1 percent,” he says.