An Immigration Debate Distinct From Economic Realities


WSJ—There is a good case that America’s economy has never needed immigrant labor more than it does now. The long-term demographic trends also suggest immigration can be more helpful than harmful. Yet the climate is more hostile toward immigrants and immigration than at any time in recent memory, Gerald F. Seib writes.

The House immigration petition is out of touch with reality. Regarding the May 22 news article “Inaction spurs 20 in GOP to take stand on immigration ”: The discharge petition signers — and their allies in leadership positions and the media — represent the el...