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Illegal immigration unaddressed

As if health care, cap-and-trade, the economy and two wars weren't enough, immigration looms as an unsolved problem, noted columnist Michael Barone. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the status quo is "is simply unacceptable," calling for stronger enforcement and some legalization. Barone wrote: "Now that a combination of public indignation and high-tech ingenuity have increased government's enforcement capacity, and while the inflow of immigrants is slowing and an outflow of illegals may be accelerating, we may have reached a point when we can put in place immigration laws with enforceable limits and that encourage an influx of the kind of immigrants we need most. Can Congress act?"

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