Immigration Reform Is Just Too Hard for Congress

Everybody says the system is broken, but nobody has figured out how to fix it.

A child whose father was deported, holds US flags during a protest in response to US President Barack Obama's delay on immigration reform in front of the White House in Washington, DC, September 8, 2014.

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Not long ago, rewriting U.S. immigration policies was such a popular cause that business owners and labor organizers were co-signing pleading letters to Congress. Small-town sheriffs and pastors were flying to Washington to meet with lawmakers, while Silicon Valley techies hosted tweet-ups to press for action. 

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