Candidates, here’s how to fix immigration

CNN
August 27, 2012

Dear Barack Obama and Mitt Romney,

As much as America is looking forward to 10 more weeks of soothing campaign rhetoric (fingernails on the blackboard of America’s psyche), I write to urge you to offer the nation a compelling vision for a common-sense immigration process. Your respective parties’ conventions would be a great place to start.

First off, you should know that poll after poll shows a broad spectrum of Americans want a rational immigration process. In fact, a recent Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that immigration was one of only a few public policy issues where, as the Post put it, “rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats are less divided.”

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