Congress Is Anti-Immigrant -- Again

Immigrants have rarely been popular in the U.S. But efforts to drive them out invariably fizzle.

Don't we all.

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It's possible that nothing is ever new in the U.S. immigration debate. In 1977, his first year in office, President Jimmy Carter proposed "an adjustment of status" for perhaps eight to 10 million (who really knew how many?) undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. The point, Carter said, was to avoid having:

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