Commentary: New bipartisan report a welcome take on legal immigration

The United States needs a new, comprehensive immigration policy. This is obvious.

Recent attention on this issue has largely focused on illegal immigration. But a new, bipartisan report from the Council on Foreign Relations correctly notes that the primary immigration threat to America is welcoming too few talented immigrants.

The report, co-authored by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff Mack McLarty, points out that immigration has always been an American strength. By focusing the current debate on illegal immigration, a small portion of the overall issue, this country is “badly mishandling its immigration policy, with serious consequences for its standing in the world.”

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