When are statists finally going to get it? When are they going to finally come to the realization that there is no "comprehensive" immigration reform plan that is going to finally bring an end to America's decades-old immigration crisis?
In other words, if Congress approved every single immigration reform suggestion set forth in the Times's editorial, the immigration crisis would continue, and it might even get worse.
I'll do you one better. Let's put the top 100 immigration reform experts in the county into one room, along with the Times's entire editorial staff. Let's give them the fastest computers in the world. Let's assign three research assistants to each of the experts. Let them come up with the best comprehensive immigration reform plan in history.
What would be the result? A continuation of the immigration crisis, and perhaps even a worsening of it.
In fact, let's pull together all the conservative-oriented libertarians who favor immigration controls. Let's put them into a room with 50 of the top progressives and 50 of the top conservatives in the country, with the aim of producing an ideal comprehensive immigration reform plan.