Year in Review: The Border and Immigration

The big news on the immigration front in 2013 is what didn’t happen.

Advocates for reform, including the immigrant community, law enforcement, and business and faith-based leaders, hoped this was the year for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s immigration system. They argued that the anti-immigrant rhetoric on the 2012 campaign trail had energized Democrats and rattled moderate Republicans, who they hoped would take action on immigration reform for the first time since 1986.

In June, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would have provided a 13-year path to citizenship for most of the estimated 11 ...

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