Study focuses on economic effect of immigration reform - The Packer

Study focuses on economic effect of immigration reform

07/29/2013 06:15:00 PM
Tom Karst

However, Gilmer said the House of Representatives appears to be taking a piecemeal approach to immigration reform.

“We need to work with lawmakers in both chambers to get this to conference and get a bill (to) the president,” Gilmer said.

Given loud opposition in some quarters, Gilmer said House lawmakers need to hear from their constituents during the August recess on the importance of immigration reform.

”We need to step up and really make sure our voice is heard amidst all the folks who would not like to see us advance immigration reform in this Congress,” he said.

See related story: "Strawberry commission to visit Congress on immigration"


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tombarnes    
Md  |  July, 30, 2013 at 04:41 AM

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Didn't we solve this immigration problem waaaay back in 1986 with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986? We granted amnesty to 2.7 illegals and now we are talking about 11 million more. Let's see, doing the math, means in 27 years, in 2040, we will be discussing the amnesty(and 'reform') of 33 million more. And during that time, the Gini Coefficient, a measure of income disparity, has increased from .35 to .45.

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