Did the collapse of immigration reform give rise to Trump?

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Immigration has been one of the most contentious issues this election season. The nation is starkly divided along party lines when it comes to the issue. But in 2012, there was a glimmer of hope for immigration reform – a bipartisan group of eight members of Congress came up with a workable plan to fix the immigration system. It failed. How did that effort collapse and did that give rise to Donald Trump?


Alec MacGillis - Baltimore-based reporter for ProPublica - @AlecMacGillis

Madeleine Brand

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