Published: September 16, 2011
The United States is home to 11 million illegal immigrants. The undocumented hold jobs, have children, pay taxes, use government services — and too often live in fear. What is to be done about them? It’s a difficult question, and one the Republican presidential candidates in the last two debates spent a great deal of effort avoiding.
Unlike Ronald Reagan, none of these Republicans favor “amnesty,” and President George W. Bush’s comprehensive solution — tougher enforcement and legalization, with penalties — has gone nowhere. Comprehensive reform is President Obama’s answer, too, which means no Republican today dares support it.
Read the full story here: The New York Times
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- The Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law – NYTimes.com (wpvins.wordpress.com)