I'll concede your point, Vitaly3. For the Dems, it was smart and cunning and designed to ensure a permanent Dem majority. However, the Repubs willingness to go along with it shows how short-sighted they were and are. The Wall Street-type R's want mass immigration to keep US wages down and profits up. This is why I don't believe most Repubs when they say they want less immigration. The best book on this subject is Pat Buchanan's "State of Emergency."