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Someone recently asked me what makes immigration law so complicated, and whether it has to be that way. I paused, contemplating polarized congressional debates, hastily crafted compromises, and the messy legislation that results. But Obama’s executive actions, crafted by a single administration, are among the best examples of unnecessary complexity. His own team failed to…

New York Magazine Hillary Clinton Sets an Immigration Trap for RepublicansNew York MagazineNow, it is true that Republicans could compensate for this adverse trend by continuing to increase their share of the white vote, but that strategy runs into a second problem: The youngest white voters are also the most liberal and Democratic, and the…

JON KARL: If the White House's position that the president did all he could do on this issue is true, and Hillary Clinton is now saying that what she would do using her executive powers as president, is go further. She is suggesting that she would extend differed action to the parents of the DREAMers…

Jonathan Chait: “Yesterday, Hillary Clinton surprised immigration advocates, and nearly everybody else, by taking an unexpectedly liberal stance on executive action and comprehensive reform. There’s no reason to doubt that Clinton, like most Democrats, genuinely believes in the humanitarian and economic merits of these policies. But it is also a power play that demonstrates how…

At a campaign event in Las Vegas on Tuesday, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton scolded "partisan attacks" on executive actions President Obama put in place to stop DREAMers and various other illegal immigrants from being deported. Clinton said she would "go even further" if Congress "continues to refuse to act." "I will fight for comprehensive immigration…

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