I, unlike most people, really don’t care that much about immigration as a political issue. Inasmuch as it interests me, I’m in favor of providing amnesty to illegal immigrants currently here, making legal immigration much easier in the future, and moving towards open borders in general. So my assessment of the new immigration compromise is more-or-less the same as Brad Plumer’s: amnesty good but badly implemented, guest workers awful. On Burkean grounds, it seems like maintaining the status quo is better than unleashing the sociological nightmare that a guest worker program would create. Thankfully, Obama seems to agree.