Prez's Compromise Solution on Immigration


President Bush is still speaking about his immigration proposals, but my immediate reaction: The National Guard and border-tech proposals may make some incremental difference in the number of people sneaking across the border, at great cost in dollars and less clear cost in militarization of civil policy (I'm not sure I have a problem with the National Guard doing domestic security work, which seems to be the Guard's job).

More broadly, this is like any political compromise: displeasing to both sides and unlikely to help solve the problem.