A false premise driving immigration bill
...Was the 1986 bill better than inaction? When you consider that amnesty in that bill triggered a deluge of illegal immigration, inaction looks better.
Both senators (Lott and Feinstein) argued, typically, that any action on the immigration bill is better than none. Sadly, career politicians of both parties too often believe America's continued greatness depends on their proactive, energetic governance and superior knowledge and moral judgment.