Monday, March 14, 2011
Immigration policy: States can't be allowed to go it alone - latimes.com
The flurry of proposals should serve as a wake-up call to Washington. Congress has failed in the last few years to provide a comprehensive solution to the nation's broken immigration system and instead has wasted time sparring over building bigger fences and funding stricter enforcement programs. The White House hasn't done much better. President Obama has spoken eloquently about the need to overhaul immigration but has offered little else.
Washington can't continue to abdicate its authority to the states. Lawmakers and the White House must begin the conversation and provide some legislative action.