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Re: Please, Ted Cruz, Etc.



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If he does lead the opposition, I hope he’ll broaden his critique of the bill. According to that article he’s criticizing it for providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but that is far from the most problematic feature of the bill. (I myself have no strong objection to it.) The path to citizenship could be stripped out of the bill and it would still risk encouraging more illegal immigration by granting legal status before the border and workplace are secured. It would still increase unskilled immigration, and in a way that seems pretty dubious. About that I’ll have more to say later. But I have no idea what Senator Cruz (an old friend) thinks about those questions.



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