Fire of Liberty
I'd have to say that the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a good editorial out today which points out that the US Senate is pretty close to trampling on the American experience if they push through their immigration reform bill. For me, I think that the best way to solve the problem is by shutting down the border with a border fence(Not a wimpy 371 miles but 700 or more), greater border guards, unmanned aerial drones, and other security measures that shuts down the flow of illegals. After shutting down the border, this nation will be able to put a freeze on illegal immigration thus allowing us time to assimilate the 12 million into the American culture and history while at the same time requiring them to learn the English language. Until we do so, this nation will continue to go down a road of balkanization in which the immigrants(Mostly illegal immigrants and some rare occasions legal immigrants) arriving to this nation stay in the same neighborhoods and regions and clefting to the customs, culture, laws, and language of their "home countries" rather than becoming a member of our great melting pot. We've seen the horrors that such a policy created in Bosnia and Kosovo, let's pray we avoid such a fate.