Monday, August 06, 2007

A Different View on Immigration

via The Washington Post, Senator Arlen Specter, (R-PA) has a new idea on the immigration debate I haven't seen yet. His proposal is to give all 12 million illegals temporary green cards while increasing border enforcement and employer sanctions.

While it is a new approach, I'm not sure where I stand on this - more or less, it again rewards people (by giving them legal status) for flouting our laws. However, it is not citizenship, nor does it spell out a path to citizenship. The Senator's proposal also appears to hint at some type of National ID card as well, not sure how that will go over either. However, I'm willing to take a look at the proposal in more detail if and when those details become available and our Congress critters revisit the issue.

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