Jorge G. Castañeda and Douglas S. Massey (“Do-It-Yourself Immigration Reform,” Op-Ed, June 2) argue that we should grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants because illegal immigration from Mexico is down. But this conclusion is flawed.
IN the noisy American debate over immigration reform, something important seems to have escaped notice: time, and common-sense decisions by Mexican migrants, have brought us nearly everything immigration reform was supposed to achieve.
The threat by six Republican presidential candidates to boycott a Florida debate speaks to a deep divide among Latinos in the United States.
JORGE G. CASTAÑEDA.- Immigration has returned to center stage in the U.S. for wrong but not un-reasonable motives. The S.B. 1070 signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April has set off an explosion of condemnations, justifications, and demonstrations.
MERCEDES OLIVERA, Arlington, TX, April 13.- Immigration reform is either right around the corner or may be postponed once again to next year by Congress and the White House, depending on whom you ask.
THE COLLAPSE of the bipartisan immigration deal in the Senate last week sends a terrible message. As flawed as some considered the bill to be, it was certainly an improvement over the status quo for some very interested parties: the roughly 12 million una
AFTER A three-year freeze, U.S.-Mexico relations are apparently improving again. Presidents Fox and Bush meet, probably for the last time as presidents, at a summit in Cancun today; the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved an immigration reform bill t
NO nation is as involved in United States immigration as Mexico, and no government’s cooperation will be as necessary as Mexico’s if immigration reform is to succeed.
Fortunately, most of the reform proposals represent a very good deal for Mexico, howeve
MEXICO CITY — Each stop on President Bush’s upcoming swing through Latin America has its own mini-agenda: ethanol and the Doha round with Brazil; a Trade Framework Agreement in Uruguay; Plan Colombia and drug enforcement in Bogotá; immigration and securi
THERE are many excellent reasons to salvage the immigration bill that collapsed two months ago in the Senate. But one of the most overlooked lies not in the protests that have filled streets in Los Angeles and Washington, but in the wave of populism that