Monday, April 10, 2006

Immigration: Having It Both Ways

By Cassandra D

What to do about the 11 million illegal aliens already in the US? That is the question that is dividing Congress, and our country, these days.

Some argue that granting amnesty and citizenship to illegal immigrants will just increase the flow of people across our borders, and they argue that we must crack down to stem that tide.

Here's a proposal: Why not grant amnesty, protection, and a path towards US citizenship to any illegal immigrant who supplies the government with information leading to the arrest of border smugglers -- of people, of drugs, whatever -- or to the arrest of anyone in the US who uses sweatshop/slave labor?

Only a small portion of the immigration issue would be addressed by such a policy, but it would give the exploited a voice and would help nab some really evil people out there.


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