According to an editorial piece on chron.com: “With Sen. John McCain, Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama in the White House next year, the mix of political capital and a clear perspective will mean that real reform of the nation’s immigration policy can finally take place. Voters can look forward to a calm, reasoned policy discussion in place of the circus that passed for debate last time around.”
Real reform of our immigration system is desperately needed. As we deal with H-1B March madness, isn’t it crazy that we’re talking about an “H-1B lottery”? Or that the cap of H-1B’s for an entire fiscal year is expected to be exhausted in a single day (or five day period – per the latest USCIS concoction)? Or that many states are trying to draft their own immigration laws?
The last immigration debate was indeed a circus and those of us who care about working toward resolving this complex and emotional issue need to understand that there will have to be some give and take. No solution will satisfy everyone. As with most important matters, if we can eliminate or at least diminish raw emotion from hijacking the process – the better the final result will be.