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Congressman Floats "Conservative Approach" to Immigration Reform

None1257 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 1:09 PM
If all of these recommendations are fully implemented, how many of you believe that we will no longer have people entering this country illegally?

Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican who was born in Puerto Rico, penned an op/ed in yesterday's Los Angeles Times summarizing what he sees as a conservative vision for comprehensive immigration reform.  Labrador worked as an immigration lawyer for 15 years, which makes him uniquely qualified to take a stab at this problem -- especially compared to many of his fellow lawmakers.  He begins with a firm pre-condition -- strong, accountable border enforcement before anything else:
 

The starting place — the trigger for reforming and modernizing our immigration system — must be securing our...