Friday, March 27, 2009

New Immigration Reform Strategy? Don't Forget Mexico

Peter Wallsten of the LA Times write of a possible new strategy for immigration reform that may get the support of a much-needed ally, organinzed labor.  It would include an independent commission to look at foreign workers and a possible reduction in the number of workers.

Let us not forget that Mexico is critical to any reform efforts.  The U.S. has three cabinet members and President Obama visiting Mexico very soon: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (March 25-26), Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (April 1 and 2), and then the President on his way to the Summit of the Americas. Hopefully, with all the press on the drug wars on the U.S./Mexico border, they will not forget to talk about immigration.


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