Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 12, 2012
bama administration and many Democrats are right about this: The immigration bill approved by the House late last month is not enough. The nation needs significant and widespread immigration reform that addresses guest worker issues and a path to citizenship for qualified undocumented workers.
And with Republicans apparently willing to move on the issue for the first time in years, 2013 could well be the year to achieve that real reform.
But critics of the House measure are also wrong: They should not turn up their noses at this bill because it doesn’t achieve everything they want in one blow. If the STEM Jobs Act does some good things – and it does – approve it and then move on to other measures that will address immigration on a wider scale.