Why on earth are you denying even a modicum of law and order for illegal immigrants in this country. If we shrug our shoulders and say, “we can’t deport 12 million people, so we may as well give them amnesty immediately”, what will we do when we have 24 million illegal immigrants in this country? There are more important issues here, Mr. Voinovich, than cheap labor. This is about citizenship, and what kind of citizens make up this country. Immigration policy currently restricts the influx of the best and brightest from around the world, but thanks to your efforts, the uneducated and poor, who have little desire to learn English or American civics, get a free pass. This schizophrenic policy is a joke as there is no incentive to follow whatever rules you set up. Illegal immigrants know that these rules will not have any teeth, that there will be no enforcement, and in 10 or 20 years another amnesty will be enforced against the will of the US citizenry to favor 24 million or more people who are citizens of other countries.
Could you please represent Americans for a change, instead of La Raza and the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal?