University of Miami Law Review


James J. Orlow


The author identifies some basic problems with America's immigration policy. Initially he observes that a fair and reasonable policy can only be made at the risk of inflaming local prejudices. Furthermore, the policy is inherently political and inconsistently applied. Finally, the enforcement of immigration law is not effective because the Immigration and Naturalization Service is understaffed and overworked. To remedy these problems, the author suggests that Congress enact legislation that is practical and internally consistent. He also proposes the formation of a review agency that will impartially analyze and recommend immigration policy.