The immigration “debate” shows why the Senate flails

This week is supposed to be “Immigration Week” in the Senate, when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes good on his promise to allow a fair, open debate.

President Trump campaigned on building a “wall” on the southern border and then endorsed reductions in legal immigration (although not the H-2B workers employed by his own Mar-a-Lago club). Democrats refused these proposals, so Trump took a “hostage” by canceling the executive branch’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Notably, Trump’s announcement that he was canceling the program (which Congress had never authorized)...

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By: Vox - 5 days ago

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