Why Not Separate the Immigration Issues?June 24, 2013 @ 12:40 pm
In policy terms, the most effective way to discourage illegal immigration is to make it impossible for unauthorized entrants to get jobs - requiring tougher workplace enforcement and e-verify. But if that means millions who are currently working suddenly leave the workforce, the results would devastate the economy.
We should make it impossible for illegals to hold jobs, but we then need some way the undocumented can earn some sort of legal status to continue working. Separating out any one element of balanced reform would only make the situation worse.
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