High Tech vs. Low Tech: Send Me Your Wired

Four years ago, California Congressman David Dreier argued on the House floor that states should not have to pay to educate illegal-immigrant kids in public schools. "We are trying to decrease the magnet which draws people illegally into this country," said Dreier, a Republican then known as an immigration hard-liner. Now, however, Dreier is just as emphatically championing his bill to bring more foreigners into the U.S. to do high-tech jobs. "Without these professionals, the prosperity we are enjoying today will be threatened," he says.

Has Dreier changed his mind about the role of immigrants in this country? Absolutely not. He...

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