Southern Californians looking for answers during first presidential debate

Southern Californians looking for answers during first presidential debate

October 03, 2012
Originally published in The San Jose Mercury News

From an editorial that also appeared in The Pasadena Star-News and The Whittier Daily News:

David Bier, a policy analyst with the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, said he sees little difference in the two candidates' overall immigration policies.

Both agree with militarization of the border and believe employers are responsible for enforcing immigration law. Both take similar stances on illegal immigration.

Bier argues that a better immigration system would include "an orderly and accessible process for entry" because of how many would-be immigrants are unable to enter legally.

"The only solution to illegal immigration is to legalize it," Bier said.