Monday, April 26, 2010

Inaction on immigration reform a travesty

Julian Zelizer
Special to CNN

Julian Zelizer: Both parties avoiding immigration reform.

(CNN) -- Republicans and Democrats in Congress seem to have found one issue on which they agree. Neither party wants to get near immigration reform, the new "third rail" in American politics -- an issue so politically charged that politicians risk their careers by touching it.

Since Congress failed to reach agreement on legislation in 2006 that would have offered undocumented immigrants amnesty and a path toward naturalization, both parties have kept as far away from this issue as they did from health care after President Clinton's reform went down to defeat in 1994. Read more on Inaction on immigration reform a travesty


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