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Q&A: CA Assemblyman Ray Haynes
Wednesday, 05 April 2006

PT talks to Ray Haynes, vice-chair of California's House Human Services Committee and chairman of last year's California Border Police Initiative, about the social and economic implications of U.S. immigration policy.

April 5, 2006

PT: When you're looking at the immigration policies in front of us today—both nationally and locally—what are the most pressing problems?

Haynes: In my opinion, the most pressing problem with our current policy is that we don't enforce it at any level. We don't know whether it works economically, we don't know whether or not the job dislocation caused by illegal immigrants is beneficial or not—quite frankly, we do absolutely nothing besides scattering a few cops across...

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