Sea Change for Immigration Politics

Not so long ago, conservatives could use anti-immigrant positioning to rally their base and as a political wedge against moderates. Progressives, meanwhile, could promote pro-immigration policies — but couldn’t gain leverage with moderates or against conservatives.

So conservatives’ anti-immigrant legislative agenda set the terms of the national debate.

But the right’s reaction to two recent developments highlights how quickly the landscape has changed.

This article was originally published in Politico.