5.14.2007

Tamar Jacoby: Good and Bad News on Immigration Reform

In Meeting Our Immigration Needs Tamar Jacoby reports that there's good and not-so-good news on the immigration reform legislative front.

The good news: The fight over legalization, or "amnesty," is all but over. Even conservative Republicans intensely skeptical about a foreign influx are coming to understand that we as a nation can't solve the problem of illegal immigration without doing something about the 12 million illegal immigrants already here, and together they and Democrats are crafting a measure that would allow many of those workers to earn citizenship over time.

The not-so-good news: There is very little agreement among lawmakers about the much larger, more important issue of how to structure the immigration system going forward.
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