Fairy Tales and the Immigration Debate

Republicans don't want to reward people who jump the line of legal immigration. Here's the problem: For most of them, that line doesn't exist.

Mexican migrant workers carry boxes of organic kale.

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Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama ahead of his executive order on immigration for his granting residency status to those who jump the line of the legal process. Here's the problem with that narrative: That line doesn't really exist for most of those affected by the order.

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