The budget deficit is one more reason why I think we should be doing something on immigration. There are 12 million people in this country without documentation. A portion of them are already paying taxes, but imagine if all of them did? There are 65,000 undocumented kids a year graduating from high school without a means to work and contribute to the economy.
When we talk about the budget, we typically fall into a narrow discussion around what to cut and what not to. But what we need to talk are larger issues about taxation and the tax base.
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