Immigration Dilemmas

Immigration Dilemmas

During the presidential campaign, Bill Clinton delivered a foreign policy speech in Los Angeles; the first question from the audience was a predictable, “Who are your foreign policy advisers going to be?” Clinton demurred, calling such considerations premature. Next, a questioner asked the candidate what he proposed to do about illegal immigration. Clinton said he didn’t know what to do, since immigration was the most complex issue facing the nation. “If you have an answer,” Clinton told the questioner, “you can be my foreign policy adviser!” It may have been the first time the “policy-wonk” candidate couldn’t come up with a ready solution.

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