On Immigration, a Hawkeye in No Hurry

If the push for immigration reform falters this year, Iowa's Chuck Grassley may bear some of the blame. The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee filed 77 amendments to the bill, more than one-quarter of the total offered by the 18-member panel.

To Grassley, the compromise worked out by a group of eight Republicans and Democrats last winter is too lenient toward undocumented immigrants and too weak on border security. "No one can dispute," he declared, "that this bill is legalization first, enforcement later."

Grassley pledged an "arduous" review of the measure, and so far he has delivered. He has...

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