How a Donald Trump Rout Could Lead To Immigration Reform In 2017
By The Week,July11, 2016
If you follow the issue of immigration reform, you haven't had much reason to feel optimistic lately. After the bill written by the "Gang of 8" group of senators failed in 2013 — it passed the Senate, then died in the House — hopes of a bipartisan solution to the immigration problem quickly faded. Republicans realized that although passing comprehensive reform was essential to improving their image among Latino voters, the people who already supported them didn't want to see any legislation on immigration that you'd describe with any word other than "crackdown." Then came the presidential campaign, with a predictable contest to see who could offer the harshest rhetoric on immigration, a contest Donald Trump won running away.