Immigration reform has been an important agenda item both for lawmakers and for the President. Despite bipartisan support for the issue, and recent cooperation on the Omnibus and Farm bills, immigration appears to be stalled. Consider the following questions in your reflection:
– Is comprehensive immigration reform, and other kinds of comprehensive reform, unattainable in a mid-term election year? Why?
– What are the perceived barriers, within your party and across the aisle, to immigration reform of any kind?
– What are the costs associated with a failure of Washington to enact immigration reform, and how will those costs manifest? Will there be consequences for one or both parties?
Initial Responses by Northeastern University Political Groups: