Ken Connor

CP Contributor

Take Two: A Second Try At Immigration Reform

Last year at this time President Bush attempted to persuade Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, but his efforts ultimately failed. Though Congress passed, and the President signed, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which called for 700 miles of new fencing on the United States – Mexican border, this new law fell far short of "comprehensive." It did not address how America should deal with the 12 million workers who are already here illegally, nor did it hold businesses that hire illegal aliens as cheap labor accountable for their conduct. True reform must take into consideration each of the facets of the problem associated with illegal immigration if it is to be truly "comprehensive."