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Connie Mack IV

Treating illegal immigrants like we did runaway slaves

With the immigration issue front and center after the passage of Arizona's law, representatives from both parties, such as Rep. Jared Polis, Democrat of Colorado, and Connie Mack, Republican of Florida, have denounced it, likening this law to something the Reichstag might have passed. But invoking Nazism seems, to me, a distraction.

Historical evidence teaches us we can quickly resolve the issue of identifying and adjudicating millions of controversial people in our midst; Congress merely needs to enact a law containing the following 10 points:

1. This law must empower and direct our federal courts to enforce the federal immigration laws already on the books.

2. The...