TIME Forum: This Is A Battle For America's Identity

Viewpoints: Let enforcement do its work, says one expert, while some others think markets and mercy offer a better solution

BALDEMAR VELASQUEZ President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO

The key problem is making felons out of everyone who is here without documents. What people miss is that includes 1.6 million children. Who thinks of this crazy stuff? These measures are just horrendous. We've taken enough bad-mouthing from these talking heads on radio and TV. If this House bill passed, I would be a criminal. And I wouldn't stop what I'm doing, so I'd be one of the first people arrested. This is no longer just an immigration issue. It is a civil rights movement now.

People forget that less than 170...

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