Immigration Reform: The Foreign-Born Factor

On its face, the Senate’s immigration reform effort seems a bipartisan affair. Four Democratic and four Republican co-sponsors crafted a bill that would fundamentally change immigration policy and offer illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. But the fault lines around the bill are numerous, particularly where the Republican Party is concerned. …

Big factors driving the GOP divide in the Senate are some inherent differences in the demographics of the constituents served. You can see them when you look at the bipartisan group of eight senators sponsoring the bill. [cont.]

Dante Chinni, Wall Street Journal