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True Immigration Reform Must be Rational, Affordable, and Manageable

None1257 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:14 AM
If a "rational immigration policy would select immigrants based on their likelihood to succeed in a post-industrial 21st century economy", doesn't that mean you are proposing we pick winners and losers? And won't the "losers" who want to enter this country continue to enter this country, albeit illegally?.

H.L. Mencken once observed that “complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers.” In the aftermath of the 2012 elections, both political parties seem poised to implement a simple, easy to understand, and disastrous solution to our nation’s complex immigration problem.

There is no disputing that immigration reform is urgently needed. The problem is that the framework for reform, long offered by the Democratic Party and now belatedly embraced by the leadership of the Republican Party in the aftermath of an electoral defeat, is essentially our existing policy on steroids. If we are ever going to have an immigration policy...