According to an interesting opinion piece by T. Alexander Aleinikoff that appeared on, there are several reasons why now might be an ideal time to re-introduce comprehensive immigration reform.

On a related note, the Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing on CIR this week.  Bringing the undocumented out of the shadows would increase the country’s level of security and having them pay fines and taxes on earnings should increase revenue for states and the federal government.

It will be interesting to see:  (1) how the Obama administration will present the issue and (2) whether the American people will be moved by the anti-immigrant sentiment that prevailed in the previous immigration debates.

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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