Mr. Barone: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” happened back in 1986 with the great Immigration Reform & Control Act. It had TWO parts 1) a ONE TIME ONLY amnesty for illegal aliens who had resided in the US for several years. 2) a promise to STRICTLY enforce immigration laws and workplace identification of legal residence. The first part legalized several million previously illegal aliens. The second part was ignored by Democrats eager for votes and Republicans eager for subsided “cheap” labor (social costs shifted to taxpayers).
Why would any SANE person want to consider a new “Compromise” after being cheated by the last one?
Fix & fully implement E-Verify. Fine and imprison employers who employ illegal aliens. Deport all illegals.