Sin of Omission

Mass immigration enthusiasts Roberto Suro and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco give Washington Post readers their take on how to deal with immigration today. Their recommendation: Break out of the intransigent positions that are based on unreal story lines about America's immigration, past and present.Not to say these writers don't make any good points. They rightfully criticize the "false choices" politicians and the press often present, for instance. But they do tend to sin by omission.

Obama vs. States and Federalism

The Obama administration is considering ramping up its lawsuits against states' immigration-related laws. This indicates a profound misunderstanding of, or a disregard for, the principle of federalism.

Importing the Uninsured

A new report documents that America's "crisis" of the uninsured is to a great extent self-imposed. By reducing immigration, both legal and illegal, to traditional levels, we would derive the benefit of reducing the rising share of the population without health insurance.The Employee Benefit Research Institute has produced a new study on the uninsured that bears this out. Using Census data for 2010, EBRI presents the facts:

GOP Politics of In-State Tuition

The heated exchange between Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, over the issue of in-state college tuition for illegal aliens, illustrates the way different policymakers might approach a problem for which there's no easy answer.

Where someone comes down on this issue shows whether a candidate is able to make tough but right decisions that best serve the citizens of this nation. Perry has been defending Texas's DREAM Act Lite.