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It looks like we've reached a real pivot point on immigration policy in our country, so we've decided to dedicate an entire issue to the topic, including proposals we've put forward in the past, the latest developments, and some of the most provocative background reporting in recent years (hat tip to ProPublica for gathering the latter).

This Week's Post: Don't Fence Me In

Our view is that most of the immigration proposals that have reached the front burner to date are reactive and backward-looking, missing immigration's potential to generate economic growth and jobs...

http://bit.ly/dont_fence

What We're Reading: Pew, NPR, Bloomberg, Washington Post, National Review, Business Week, Politico, LA Times, NY Times

The latest Pew poll shows an America nearly squarely on the pivot, but leaning in towards an immigrant embrace...

http://bit.ly/pew_immigration

...NPR has done some great reporting on the robust industrial complex growing on our border, around our fractured fences, that would make the old Roosevelt WPA proud...

http://bit.ly/fence_economics

...Bloomberg analyzes Republican immigration reform champion Marco Rubio's hesitation at the water's edge...

http://bit.ly/bloomberg_rubio

...Many Mexicans aren't waiting for comprehensive immigration reform anymore--they're heading for another destination...

http://bit.ly/go_north

...Alabama senator Jeff Sessions voices powerful concerns over a rush to legislation that doesn't consider the full impact of reform on employment, especially among the most economically vulnerable...

http://bit.ly/sessions_immigration

...while his state's tough anti-immigration law provides a cautionary tale for reform opponents, according to BusinessWeek...

http://bit.ly/bw_dirtywork

...Meanwhile in the House, Eric Cantor tips his party's hand with an optimism that's far from comprehensive...

http://bit.ly/cantor_immigration

...in an Alabama church, Americans' poll-tested struggles with the immigration issue play out in real time...

http://bit.ly/alabama_church

...immigrants struggle to take the one step on the path that has been offered to them in recent years...

http://bit.ly/undocumented_life

...and children wait in detention centers for Congress' decision...

http://bit.ly/young_illegals



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