Shikha Dalmia on How Democrats Are Preventing Immigration Reform


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On immigration reform, Republicans are supposed to be the bad guys and Democrats the good guys. Republicans think only about their own political interests, Democrats only about poor immigrants and the country. The part about Republicans is certainly true. But the part about Democrats? Not quite. As Shikha Dalmia explains, Democrats could likely pass comprehensive immigration reform today without sacrificing any immigrant — legal or illegal, high-tech or low-skilled — if they'd simply give up their quest for a new vote bank.