Why Enforcement Matters

Barone, Michael
June 2007
U.S. News & World Report;6/4/2007, Vol. 142 Issue 20, p30
The author reflects on the U.S. immigration legislation. He traces the history of immigration laws in the U.S. mentioning the restrictions placed on immigration from particular countries following World War I and the immigration act of 1965 led by Senator Edward Kennedy. Reportedly, the issue of amnesty is causing opposition to the bill. The author argues that supporters of the legislation will need to significantly improve border patrol and enforce sanctions against employers.


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