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Is Tougher Border Enforcement a Prerequisite for Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

traitorbill Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 2:58 PM
That fence is taking so long to get done, that it seems that Congress is building it itself.

The "comprehensive" label would suggest that beefed up border security would be at least one integral part of any final reform package, and rest assured that everyone on all sides of the debate will at least claim that it is.  The real question is whether achieving certain concrete benchmarks will be meaningfully required before other elements of the law are triggered, such as starting the clock on a multi-year path to citizenship for illegals.  Virtually every Republican says yes.  Barack Obama (for now) and Janet Napolitano say no.  Chuck Schumer and other Democrats say maybe-ish.  Plus, preliminary legalization...