Thursday, January 15, 2009

Reasons for Immigration Reform's Failure

The well-funded, well-established, and self-assured national leaders of the immigrant-rights movement are not given to self-reflection or self-criticism despite decades of failure.

by Tom Barry, Border Lines
January 14, 2009

Liberal immigration reform failed in the Bush administration for many reasons.

The leading immigrant-rights organizations that directed the grassroots and policy advocacy campaigns for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) during Bush's second term stress two external and two internal factors in CIR's defeat.

These organizations grouped together in the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CCIR), which disbanded last year.

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