Family Values and Immigration

President Bush famously said that "Family values don't stop at the Rio Grande." For him, a love of family was an important common bond between Mexican and American culture. But the fate of his immigration reform now rests on whether he can partner with Republican Senator John Kyl to persuade Congress to replace the U.S.'s decades-old system of family-based immigration in favor of a skill-based program. At least two-thirds of the more than 30 million legal immigrants to the U.S. since 1965 have been allowed in because they were related to legal residents; Kyl wants a system that chooses high- and low-skilled...

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