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Immigration Nation

Author: Tamar Jacoby, President, ImmigrationWorks USA
November/December 2006
Foreign Affairs


The United States is far less divided on immigration than the current debate would suggest. An overwhelming majority of Americans want a combination of tougher enforcement and earned citizenship for the 12 million illegal immigrants in the country. Washington's challenge is to translate this consensus into sound legislation that will start to repair the nation's broken immigration system.

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