Dems Will Be Fenced In on Immigration Reform

Johnson, Fawn
November 2010
National Journal;11/6/2010, p23
The article focuses on a proposal by U.S. Representative Steve King to build a 2,000-mile-long fence along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep illegal immigrants out of the U.S. King argues that building the infrastructure would mean a lesser need for many people to guard the border. Some factors that could lead to the passage of this law are mentioned, including the fact that Republicans now have more power, the economic downturn that helped harden attitudes toward illegal aliens, and President Barack Obama's lesser emphasis on immigration reform.


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