Will history repeat itself?

Like the amnesty bill of 1986, the current proposals by most of our presidential hopefuls, would place those who have resided illegally in the United States on a path to citizenship, provided they meet a similar set of conditions and pay a fine and back taxes. So here we are, 20 years later, having much the... show more Like the amnesty bill of 1986, the current proposals by most of our presidential hopefuls, would place those who have resided illegally in the United States on a path to citizenship, provided they meet a similar set of conditions and pay a fine and back taxes.

So here we are, 20 years later, having much the same debate and being offered much the same deal in exchange for promises largely dependent on the will of future Congresses and presidents.

Why can't we learn from the failed policies of the past.
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