Henry Vilas wrote:How is your plan, without a path to citizenship, different from Cruz's proposal? It's permanent guest workers.
I confused a path to citizenship for guest workers with a path for the 12 million undocumented people here now. If a path for anyone is included in the bill, then ya, it damn well better be there for guest workers as well. The principle of guest worker path is important to establish.
My first choice is a reasonable path to citizenship. My second choice is no path mentioned anywhere in the legislation. What we're getting is the worst case scenario, in my view.
The path to citizenship that is on the table today is so onerous that it does far more harm than good. That's my point. It might be harder to fix a path that is enshrined in law than it would be to create a much better deal from scratch two years from now. A terrible deal will probably defuse political pressure compared to an unresolved issue.