In an article that appears in the Boston Herald, the Associated Press reports that:  “Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told a national gathering of state lawmakers Wednesday that he would ratchet up enforcement of immigration laws, including at the workplace, in lieu of comprehensive immigration reform.”

Isn’t it an amazing twist of fate that millions of undocumented aliens who, had Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) passed Congress and been signed into law, would have been given the opportunity to legalize, will now continue to live in the shadows in even greater fear as the government “ratchets up enforcement of immigration laws.”

Hopefully, once we see that enforcement on its own will not work to solve the country’s immigration crisis (and it won’t), CIR will be revisited.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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