David Walker on Immigration
Q: Like what differences?
A: Immigrants can have legal residency but not citizenship--like voting as a right of citizens and not legal residents. We need comprehensive immigration reform which includes, among other things, more temporary workers and much stronger enforcement.
A: Yes, under limited conditions like military service. In the vast majority of cases there'd be a pathway to legal status instead of citizenship.
Q: What about enforcement?
Q: My view is that we need reform but also enforcement, and then to let economics take over. We're not enforcing the laws.
Q: Enforce against whom? Should immigration laws be enforced by focusing on illegal immigrants themselves, or on their employers?
A: Enforcement means against employers. But we should have more work permits--legal--and provide pathways to legal status as well. Citizenship might result from serving in the military, for example, a much higher bar than for legal status.
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