I’ve been reading the very few immigration articles that have been published in the last week in the Washington Post, L.A. Times and NY times. There is little news out there, as the Middle East situation has rightly taken the front pages, but I plan to start posting the more significant articles here today.
The first is the new bill proposed by Kay Baily Hutchinson (R-TX) and Mike Pence (R-IN). It’s a compromise that would allow the some 11 million undocumented stay in the U.S., but only after it is “certified” that the border is secure. In other words, this bill would do nothing, because the border can never be certifiably secure, thus the illegals would never receive documentation. The only thing certifiable about this proposal that puts border enforcement before addressing the real problem: allowing people into the country legally to do the jobs that no one currrently in the U.S. wants to do.