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Feds Should Focus Less on Fixing Immigrants and More on Fixing the Law

“I’m not anti-immigrant, I’m anti-illegal.”

As the debate over immigration continues, this is a phrase you often hear. Those who support mass deportation of illegal immigrants often do so in the name of preserving the rule of law. Illegal immigrants, they say, should be deported because they are skirting the immigration process. Others are waiting, so illegal immigrants should just “get in line.”

Abigail Hall Blanco is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa.

Michael Coon is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tampa.

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