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Three things that immigration reform is not

Three things that immigration reform is not

To be an American generally means to be from somewhere else. With the exception of those of Native American descent, U.S. citizens are the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and so on of the people who left another land to make a better life for themselves and their families. Immigration is the story of America. It’s the story of my family, and I’d wager it’s the story of yours. But when we lose sight of this, it’s easy to muddy the waters of an already complex issue, forget what it’s actually about and focus instead on what it isn’t.

1. Immigration reform is not about creating open borders.

Responsible immigration re­­form must address border security, especially in this post-9/11...




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