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GOP-Style Immigration

Surtr Wrote: Sep 28, 2012 6:38 AM
A queueing system fails to capture the fundamental idea of immigration: Our policies should benefit America. You'd never fill a job post using a first come, first serve queue. Why would we do so with immigration. We can't afford an even bigger underclass draining our resources, rotting our neighborhoods, filling our prisons, and making schools fail.

Some prominent Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have recently signaled their willingness to consider legal immigration reform -- but it's not clear they understand the magnitude of the problem or the proper solution.

Romney told a Univision audience that he supported immigration reform and told a group of Latino elected officials that he'd "staple a green card" to the diploma of every immigrant who earned an advanced degree. Even stalwart immigration foe Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) seemed willing to consider the idea of more visas for highly skilled graduates in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But the need for more...