George Will argues in favor of a fence to seal the Mexican border and a guest worker program to supply what the U.S. economy demands. I agree in principle. However, I’m not convinced that we have the combination of resources, will, and competence to effectively prevent continued illegal immigration. Since the public reasonably considers doing so a vital element of any immigration reform package, my view is that we should proceed with efforts to seal the border before we decide about a guest worker program and the treatment of illegals who are already here.
Let’s not permit immigration to again become one of those issues where base conservatives get promises while others get programs.