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September 09, 2013 11:29 AM Republicans' Immigration Bind, as Explained by Aristotle

It is tempting to believe that a political party will act in accordance with its self-interest, which is to win elections. Democrats may be wrong, and Republicans may be wrong, but in the end, neither party will act in self-destructive...

By Cass Sunstein

August 28, 2013 7:33 AM Is Primary Reform Enabling Immigration Reform? Probably Not.

Laura Meckler in the Wall Street Journal suggests that immigration reform may have an improved chance in the U.S. House thanks to the moderating effect of California's top-two election system, under which all candidates compete among the same primary voters...

By Seth Masket

August 21, 2013 8:18 AM Stop Worrying About Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants: Amnesty Has a Long Tradition in the U.S.

When Congress reconvenes after Labor Day, House Republicans will find themselves once again staring down the barrel of immigration reform - a predicament that promises to pit party leaders against members of the chamber's Tea Party fringe, who say...

By Ben Gharagozli and Christopher Moraff

August 09, 2013 10:36 AM How Dumb Is the Immigration Debate? This Dumb.

Everything you know about immigration, particularly unauthorized immigration, is wrong. So says Princeton University’s Doug Massey, anyway. Massey is one of the nation’s preeminent immigration scholars. And he thinks we’ve wasted a whole lot of money on immigration policy and...

By Ezra Klein

July 25, 2013 10:00 AM Steve King: Just Making Stuff Up About Immigrants

While we've heard rumors of the hypothetical potential for a reasonable discussion about immigration reform taking place in this country, we've yet to hear of anyone actually doing it. In the anecdotal evidence-based world of anthropomorphized corn husk Steve...

By Luke O'Neil