Congress has struggled mightily for a solution to the estimated 12 million-plus illegal aliens already in the country. This is the most difficult and politically contentious piece of immigration reform. A legalization-only approach—even if targeted at a subset of the illegal alien population, as the Dream Act is for college-bound students—would only ensure that, several years from now, there would be millions more new illegal aliens attracted by the hope of future legalization.
The article states that immigration reform should focus on three issues crucial to the United States: security, the economy, and freedom. The article points to the obligations the federal government has in resolving the issues surrounding immigration.