Thursday, May 24, 2007
A Wall Street Journal, which traditionally has favored more open immigration laws (to keep the new workers flowing into the country), has an op/ed today (here) emphasizing that most new immigrants to the United States will pay at least as much in tax as they collect.
As I say often, the politics of immigration are complex. Business can be pro-immigrant. labor unions at times have been anti-immigrant. Immigration is not easy to classify in Liberal/Conservative, Dem/Rep, Red/Blue State terms. That is why we are likely to see some out of the ordinary alliances as Congess debates immigration reform over what looks like it will be a long (and perhaps hot) summer.