No one disputes that the United States’ immigration system is broken. Ideas for reform—ranging from ideological to bipartisan—have been endlessly debated in Congress for over a decade now. In a glimmer of hope, the Senate did pass a bipartisan compromise bill in 2013, but the House failed to act.
Maybe the November elections will bring enough new faces and new ideas that immigration reform can re-emerge in 2017. I certainly hope so, but I keep thinking that another election won’t be enough to break this logjam, because previous so-called historic elections didn’t bring us change.