My newest piece starts this way:
As the Senate begins to debate immigration-overhaul legislation today, skeptics of the bill are focusing on the wrong problem.
Under the bill, illegal aliens already in the country could start obtaining “probationary” legalization once the Homeland Security Department submits a plan for catching 90 percent of the illegals trying to sneak in.
Critics focus on whether that legalization is truly “probationary.” The real issue is: How do we measure the rate of apprehending illegals?
Catching 90 percent of those trying to enter the country illegally sounds impressive. But, if measured as it is by the US Border Patrol, we’re almost already there, supposedly apprehending 86 percent of illegals. . . .
Labels: Immigration, op-ed