Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

EDITOR’S CORNER – Numbers: The Hard Truth About Immigration Reform

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'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' a.k.a. CIR, seems to be on a roll. The Gang of Eight in the Senate and a similar cabal in the House claim they will release bills in April.  I hope they do.

But all CIR bills will fail unless they confront one central truth: Numbers.

We need a 'surge' of visa numbers on the front end, right now, to wipe out the backlog of thousands of family members and potential employees who have been waiting, patiently, 'in line' for years.

And to eliminate a future buildup of another undocumented immigrant population, we need many more visa numbers in every visa category.  In fact, most categories should be uncapped.  The reason we have 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S. today is the fact that the waiting line for most visas