True Immigration Reform Must be Rational, Affordable, and Manageable

Immigration reform appears to be near the top of the congressional to-do list in 2013. In a column published on the opinion site, I point out why many of the “reforms” likely to be considered will make matters worse and offer some ideas about the sort of reforms that would make immigration policy, once again, work for the American people. You can read my op-ed here.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    Mass Immigration Is Not Sustainable on

    Good op-ed, Dan. While employment is the biggest magnet, the superior verification is housing. I see plenty of unlawfully present aliens working for themselves and E-Verify doesn’t touch them.

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    We need to give foreign visa applicants a language test. Because we run into so many problems with people not being able to speak decent English, such as a need for translators in hospital and courts, and the achievement gap in the schools, etc. Make an English test part of the visa application.

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    softwarengineer on

    Immigration Reform

    rationale and manageable:

    Freeze immigration to zero the next several decades….maybe forever in America.