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Legalization-First Could Scuttle Immigration Plan

psydoc Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:56 PM
The problem is we have politicians who want more immigration. Democrat/regressives want to lock in the votes, and far too many republicans want the cheap labor.
Dave M Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 10:24 PM
Just registering my frustration at something so self-apparent being rationalized away.
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...