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Incoherent Immigration Reform

Programs such as the H1-A are so laden with restrictions as to be unworkable. They require each individual employer to interact with INS and middlemen in a workers country of origin, they need the employer to guarantee round-trip transportation, housing, conduict studied to demonstrate no negative impact on citizen wages, and they create virtual slaves who entitled to work no-place but for that one employer. The process takes weeks or months. And the whole time the employer fights though this beaurocratic rupe-goldberg maze, willing able-bodied immigrants are delivering themselves to his farm or workplace.

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...