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Eli Kantor is a labor, employment and immigration law attorney. He has been practicing labor, employment and immigration law for more than 36 years. He has been featured in articles about labor, employment and immigration law in the L.A. Times, Business Week.com and Daily Variety. He is a regular columnist for the Daily Journal. Telephone (310)274-8216; eli@elikantorlaw.com. For more information, visit beverlyhillsimmigrationlaw.com and and beverlyhillsemploymentlaw.com


Friday, December 17, 2010

DREAM Act Merits McCain, Kyl Help

Arizona Republic: Those who want to make children responsible for their parents' actions might also consider bringing back debtors prison. Both concepts are anachronistic, unfair and colossally counterproductive. This kind of thinking keeps the Dream Act from becoming law. That and politics. In the ugly world of immigration politics, turning kids into collateral damage is all in a day's work. But in the real world, rejecting the Dream Act is a betrayal of the future. It is unjust to innocent children. It robs the nation of the talents of eager, young people. It perpetuates the folly that all those who are in the U.S. illegally can be deported or made to disappear. Arizona's senators should reject such narrow, limited thinking, and provide leadership to get the Dream Act through the Senate. Doing so means bucking their party. Republicans pledge a hard line against a bill that Democrats are pushing for their own political purposes. The Dream Act should pass for practical, not political, reasons.

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