David Brooks: Immigration is 'The Easy Problem'

"The forlorn pundit doesn’t even have to make the humanitarian case that immigration reform would be a great victory for human dignity. The cold economic case by itself is so strong. Increased immigration would boost the U.S. economy. ... immigration reform is our best chance to increase America’s...

Conservatives Battle Over CIR Narrative

A new report from the conservative Heritage Foundation claims immigration reform would cost the nation trillions of dollars. Yet in 2006 the Foundation argued precisely the opposite . And the Cato Institute argues persuasively that the methodology of the Heritage report renders it worthless . ...

David Brooks: CIR Defeat 'Political Suicide" for GOP

"It’s beginning to look as though we’re not going to get an immigration reform law this year. House Republicans are moving in a direction that will probably be unacceptable to the Senate majority and the White House. ... This could be a tragedy for the country and political suicide for...