Words of Advice on Immigration Reform

Daniel Horowitz writing at *RedState*:

> Undoubtedly, Republican negotiators of reform proposals, like Marco Rubio, are well-intentioned in their desire to solve a serious problem with thoughtful solutions. However, if they are really committed to advancing conservative solutions and addressing conservative concerns about the immigration system, they must understand the adversity we all face with our Democrat opponents on this issue. Their proposals must be crafted to work not just in a world full of Marco Rubios and Paul Ryans, but in a political system full of Luis Gutierrezs and a judicial sphere full of ACLU and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) types. Hence, when proposing immigration bills, to know thy enemy is key.

Very good advice from Horowitz and something to keep in mind as we start seeing the *actual*[^fn1] immigration reform bill that comes out of the Senate.

[^fn1]: As we all know, these *outlines* are garbage in today’s politics. We have to assume there will be thousands of pages of non-immigration related provisions in any “immigration” bill.