Is last week’s release of an immigration reform plan the beginning of a resolution or just the beginning of further frustration?
The elements for consensus are in place, with the 844-page immigration bill striking a tough but pragmatic balance. Reform would be humane and prudent, bringing an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. out of the shadows and into the legal, income-tax paying workforce. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, one of the eight who crafted the bill, is right to position himself at the forefront of this issue.
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