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Legalization-First Could Scuttle Immigration Plan

Icthelite Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:08 AM
Typical move, seems folks on The Hill always want the favored end result to happen first and the solution to the problem they are trying to whitewash will be addressed later. Problem with that plan, and it has been played out many times already, is that later never comes because solutions were never really considered.
To hear Sen. Charles Schumer tell it, lawmakers crafting an immigration reform bill will focus on two big tasks. "First, defining metrics that demonstrate that the border is secure," the New York Democrat explained at a Jan. 31 news conference. "Second, defining exactly what the path to citizenship looks like and how it proceeds."

For Schumer and some Senate colleagues, that is the short version of immigration reform: first, border security, and second, a path to citizenship.

But immigration reform as envisioned by the so-called Gang of Eight is actually a three-step process. Schumer left out the first part: immediate...