From Politic365 on August 29, 2012:
It’s almost a political given these days that Democrats are “pro-immigration” and Republicans “anti-immigration.” Of course, this is a simplistic view, and misses the bigger picture of immigration reform efforts in recent history — most notably that one of the more powerful pushes of late was energized by Republicans. Remember pre-9/11 President George W. Bush’s making nice with then-Mexican President Vicente Fox? What about John McCain’s 2006 effort with Senator Ted Kennedy: the Kennedy-McCain Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA)?
Where have all the pro-immigration reform Republicans gone?
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