U.S. immigration policy has long used the imposition of trauma and the dynamics of fear as weapons.
Greg Sargent reports on how those GOP House members who want to pass comprehensive immigration reform intend to get enough of their caucus on board to do it. He includes their re-exploration of this doozy: keep the rough outline of the Senate’s path to citizenship, but require people to admit their guilt—and instead of calling the middle category “legal status,” call it “probation.” Problem solved: we’re still Tough on Crime!
If the current bipartisan push leads to serious immigration reform, we'll all be the better for it. But what constitutes serious reform?