Friday, December 19, 2008

Economy Vs. Immigration Reform

Both advocates for immigration reform and anti-immigration restrictionists have been floating opinion polls, but tweaking them to serve their purposes. The nativists warm that American workers will not tolerate loosening of immigration restrictions during a recession and growing unemployment. Immigration advocates, admitting that the economic doldrums will hamper some of their proposed reforms, nonetheless argue that the American public is accepting of comprehensive reform. A better argument the advocates make is that president-elect barack Obama r recently renewed interest in comprehensive reform and his selection to key positions have been of peoiple friendly to immigrants. But clearly immigration reform will take its place behind economic revival and only appear in 2010 at the earliest. (See LA Times article.)

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