02/15/2013 11:31 am ET

Immigrants As Productive Citizens

The overhaul of our immigration laws is likely to be the first significant bipartisan legislation to break the deadlock that has characterized Congressional politics in recent years. It’s a good bet that we’ll finally get progress on comprehensive immigration reform. The real question now is: How smart will it be?

Republicans took a beating in the November elections from two emerging language minorities with large immigrant populations, Latinos and Asians, who turned out in greater numbers than ever. Seven in ten of them supported the President and Democratic candidates for Congress.

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