Monday, November 23, 2009

Incentives in Immigration Law

If you make legal immigration too tough, expect more people to opt for the illegal way instead:
From Jeff Jacoby
Those immigrants didn't come here in order to be lawbreakers; they broke a law in order to come here.
If you had a store that was the only place people could go to buy bread, and people had to wait for hours to get to the checkout counter, some ordinarily honest people would end up stealing out of frustration. We need to fix the checkout counter in our immigration store. Right now, the people our system hurts the most are the people who try to get in legally.

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