Trying to Close the Barn Door

The Senate okays tough moves to curb illegal immigration

The immigrant, once viewed in the U.S. as a source of new blood and needed labor, has over the past decade become mostly a source of serious concern. Almost 1 million illegal aliens per year are now pouring into the U.S., and their sheer numbers are both straining the capacity of local governments to care for them and, in some cases, threatening the jobs of some Americans, who resent their presence. What the U.S. must do, says Republican Senator John East of North Carolina, "is to gain control of our own borders." To...

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