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How badly must Republicans lose for immigration reform to win?

Originally posted on Mexico Institute:

Passport -CitizenshipThe Week, 4/1/14
Immigration reform looks to be dead. Again. With the 2014 midterms bearing down and House Republicans standing pat, activists who pushed hard to get a bill passed in this session of Congress are making valedictory speeches about their efforts and looking to the future.

MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin spoke to several pro-reform advocates who now expect President Obama to do what he can through executive orders. The strategy extends beyond November to the next presidential contest. “Immigration advocates hope to repeat the cycle by forcing the White House to take unilateral action,” Sarlin wrote, “which would set the stage for Latino voters to punish the GOP in 2016, which in turn would pressure Republican leaders to finally cave on reform.”

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