A Tribune editorial encouraged us to use compassion and support a pathway to legal status and eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants. ("Try compassion: Immigration issue is about people," Our View, Feb. 11). Compassion is wonderful, but we also need to make good decisions.
Many think that comprehensive immigration reform will only encourage even more illegal immigration, and that it's unfair to immigrants who came here legally.
Considering the 11 million illegal immigrants residing in our country it's obvious that as long as employers hire people here unlawfully, they will keep coming. Not fences, unenforced immigration laws or even comprehensive immigration laws will stop the flow.