(OPINION) Time to press pause on decades of immigration trench warfare

As we head quickly toward the 2022 midterm elections, our national stalemate on immigration policy remains one of the most destructive versions of ‘Groundhog Day’ that our country’s political class has ever created. For 20 years, the right has pursued enforcement-only solutions whenever it had legislative or executive power, and the left has attempted to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants with only token efforts at enforcement added to their mix. A dwindling band of centrists made legislative progress several times, but never found enough political juice to get a comprehensive bill to the finish line.

Meanwhile, the world has changed immensely.

C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., The Hill, February 7, 2022
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