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Incoherent Immigration Reform

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 12:50 PM
Once citizenship is conferred, it's a done deal. Permanent resident/green card status is hard to undo, too. Border enforcement is a 24-7 committment that can be dropped anytime regardless of promises.

Nothing about illegal immigration quite adds up.

Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor -- in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America.

Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law -- and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities?

The remedies for illegal immigration under discussion are just as incoherent. If the government now plans to offer some foreign nationals a pathway to citizenship, does...