Roy Beck of NumbersUSA, an advocacy group that seeks lower immigration levels, sees the carrot of potential amnesty and citizenship as the root of the problem — and not only because of its political divisiveness.

“The only way to end the alleged ‘suffering’ of illegal border crossers,” he says, “is to end the promise of amnesty and to stop the ability of outlaw employers to hire them. Until then, people around the world will risk their lives and the lives of their family members in order to come to the United States to compete for jobs and hold out for the next amnesty.”

By Fergus Hodgson

immigration reform

Updated: Thu, Sep 19th 2013 @ 11:17am EDT