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Conference reviews immigration mess, ignores Santa Teresa

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By Harold Morgan

The United States has had an immigration policy of some sort since the 1880s, Alan Kraut told the Domenici Policy Conference audience in Las Cruces Sept. 12.
But we have never had immigrant policies that would help immigrants “make the enormous adjustment” of living in a new country. Sweden and Germany have such policies. The United States relies on charities and local government.
Kraut suggests a commission with labor, business and other representatives that would produce a workable figure for annual immigration from a rolling five-year projection of labor needs, plus family members, and an estimate of people fleeing oppression.
Lacking such an institution we get today’s situation that plays on fears and anxieties.
It’s not that present institutions are great, said Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D. C., think tank. (After Pete Domenici left the Senate, he was a senior fellow at the Center.)
The United States’ border control systems were created when 99 percent of people crossing the border were single Mexican men. Now the traffic is Central American families and their children. The systems are unable to deal quickly with them.


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