Message to DHS: Its the Economy, Stupid
There is a great article at the Huffington Post today, further dispelling last week's report released by the Center for Immigration Studies.
Aside from the absence of any hard data, CIS provides no real solutions to the nation's immigration problems. Instead, CIS implies that the illegal immigration population could drop to half of what it is now within the next five years if only presidential candidates keep silent about the details of comprehensive immigration reform, taxpayers continue to pour money into enforcement, and the U.S. economic recession persists. Essentially, CIS is telling anyone who wants to talk about realistic solutions to shut up while encouraging the government to continue spending billions on ICE's political theater in the midst of an economic recession.
Sounds sensible, right?
You should definitely read the full article if you have time.