Blame Congress, Not Illegal Immigrants

In the coming U.S. immigration reform debate, there is a simple solution: the United States must return to the idea that governed through the 19th century and much of the 20th.  To wit:  immigration policy must be based on what is good for the nation, not the immigrant. This means to stop blaming illegal immigration on the people who illegally cross the border in search of economic opportunities not present in their home countries.  The blame lies with political decisions made by past and present members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate -- or their silence on the issue. At the core, these politicians have refused to engage in any rational immigration policy.  They have essentially ignored the issue for the benefit of political campaign contributions and favoritism to business interests since the early 1940s. This peculiar stance resulted in the abandonment of the most successful immigration policy that made the nation great -- an orderly...(Read Full Article)

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