“Amnesty” is the swear word many conservatives apply to the new bipartisan immigration bill. The same invective was used to sink the last major attempt to change American immigration laws, during President George W. Bush’s second term.
Some critics say that offering legal status to illegal immigrants is simply wrong in principle. Yet that isn’t the most troubling aspect of the bill. What ought to be drawing more opposition is the proposal to bring hundreds of thousands of “temporary guest workers” to the United States.
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