Years ago when people spoke about “reforming” our immigration policy it was understood that this meant it would first and foremost benefit the American people. This was the primary goal of President Clinton’s immigration reform commission chaired by the late Barbara Jordan.
“It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest,” said Ms. Jordan.
Today, however, when politicians and journalists talk about “reforming” our “broken” immigration system, what they really mean is immigration with virtually no controls. In other words, illegal aliens should be allowed to remain here accompanied by a doubling of legal immigration.
Ask your members of Congress if they agree with this definition; if they don’t, then ask them just what it is they are advocating and how it would affect the 20 million Americans who can’t find full-time jobs.