San Diego Law Review

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This Article examines the Simpson-Mazzoli Bill, which is currently before the Congress, and analyzes certain portions of the bill in terms of the economic policies underlying them. He argues that attention must be given to how political issues shape and direct economic policy, and that immigration legislation should not restrict the growth and development of private industry, but rather assist it in strengthening its position and expanding its markets. The author concludes that any change in the immigration laws should be drafted in such a way as to more effectively implement these policies.