Republicans Go Against the Flow on Immigration

Anti-immigrant sentiment comes in waves. Republicans aren't riding one.

Timing is everything.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Anti-immigrant sentiment is roiling the Republican presidential primary, with most candidates taking aggressive stands against illegal immigration and Donald Trump now raising the ante with a plan for stark limits on legal entry, as well. Aside from the strains this likely puts on Republican efforts to court Hispanic and Asian voters, the fusillade seems curiously ill-timed.

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