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Better Tools for Immigration Reform Than in 1986

davidfarrar Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 11:22 AM
Only a change in the 14th Amendment can offer the kind of guarantee that must be in place before any large scale mass amnesty takes place. We must add the word "solely" into the first sentence of the 14th Amendment, to wit: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject "solely"to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. " ex animo davidfarrar

Yesterday, as Barack Obama called for a bipartisan immigration bill in Las Vegas and Sen. Marco Rubio called for one on Rush Limbaugh's program, the chances for passage look surprisingly good.

But in some quarters -- mostly from the right, but also from liberals like blogger Mickey Kaus -- comes a complaint that deserves to be addressed.

We tried this once already, they say, in the 1986 immigration act. We were told that in return for legalization of illegal immigrants we would get tough border control and strict enforcement against employers who hired illegals.

We got the amnesty, these folks say,...