Republican leaders appear reluctant to reconcile conflicting House and Senate immigration bills passed within the last year.
Such inaction amounts to gross negligence. Prodded in part by huge demonstrations in Los Angeles and elsewhere, the nation was transfixed earlier this year by the issue of illegal immigration.
The U.S. economy's reliance on millions of undocumented foreign workers is a stain on this nation's respect for democracy and the rule of law.
The effort to create a legal avenue for immigrant workers to fill essential jobs is an urgent task that should have been undertaken years ago.
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