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Washington can’t put the cart before the horse — again

Amnesty: A lesson learned? part 2

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Speaking contemporaneously of futile efforts being made to prevent World War II, Winston Churchill said, “When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure.” So it has been in modern America with immigration. In 1986, concerned about humanitarian and practical challenges involved in deporting three million illegal aliens, Congress and President Ronald Reagan enacted ...

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