As we have noted before, we need to have comprehensive measures dealing with the problems of illegal immigration before the inevitable wave hits Montana -- not after.
There are bipartisan concerns -- labor, voter fraud, safety, the solvency of social service programs, law enforcement, and general respect for the rule of law.
Bipartisan action should be able to address all of these concerns -- if only each side is willing to grant that the other's concerns are valid. As long as Republicans remain reflexively anti-union and pro-cheap labor -- and as long as calling Republicans racist remains a respectable talking point from our supposedly more intelligent friends on the other side of the aisle, we won't get anywhere.
And we need to.