Immigration reform, one step at a time

The incessant media barrage over the "gang of eight" immigration reform is reminiscent of the lead-up to Obamacare, in the attempt to jam through the current massive, 844-page backroom bill at any cost. Obamacare's 2,700 pages and Dodd-Frank's 2,300 pages should be lessons in the perils of passing enormous "comprehensive" bills that generate ten times their weight in bureaucratic rule-making and unforeseen consequences, while giving unrestricted powers to unelected bureaucrats. The House Judiciary Committee, in a fit of common sense, is taking a better approach, announcing that they will be "introducing a series of narrow immigration reform proposals," according to The Hill: Saying the committee would examine immigration reform "in a step-by-step approach," Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said Republicans would introduce agricultural guest-worker program, while the other would create an employment verification system for businesses....(Read Full Post)