Thursday, May 24, 2007

Credibility and Secure Borders

George F. Will on the credibility problem and immigration reform. An excerpt:

In 1986, when there probably were 3 million to 5 million illegal immigrants, Americans accepted an amnesty because they were promised that border control would promptly follow. Today the 12 million illegal immigrants, 60 percent of whom have been here five or more years, are as numerous as Pennsylvanians; 44 states have populations smaller than 12 million.

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