Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Dysfunctional Homeland Security

Former commissioners of immigration in the Clinton and Bush administrations looked over current functioning of the country's immigration policy and found it dysfunctional. Their report was published by the Migration Policy Institute. They also thought the prospect of comprehensive reform as promised by Barack Obama would open a can of worms in the current recession. That doesn't mean they think the administration can do nothing. They make 36 suggestions for improving the plight of the immigrant without stirring Congress -- e.g., dropping construction of the fence and turning from enforcement through workplace raids to a reliable E-Verify system. (See New York Times article.)

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