Monday, June 14, 2010

Get real?

The June 28 Forbes includes Philippe Legraine's "Let Them In ... Opening America's Borders is Morally Right, Economically Beneficial -- And Would Even Make America Safer."

Our politicians (either party) don't quite put it this way.

But read the article and consider the graphic "How long must I wait ... estimated time to acquire a U.S. green card." The range is from six months (for a 40-year-old British PhD bio-engineer) to 131 years (!) for a 30-year old Mexican with a high-school diploma and sister who is a U.S. citizen.

Unbelievable. Most choose not to wait 131 years and who can blame them? Just like the flat-tax proposal, discard the entire apparatus and offer a one-size-fits-all four-year (or whatever) renewable green card. One-size-fits-all has its problems but it beats the monstrosity now in place.