The left wonders why immigration reform has become so divisive

What will immigration legislation look like when it gets through Congress if it ever does get through? A roundup of editorials Thursday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the left:

DACA crisis is Trump's creation, and Trump's fault

From The Los Angeles Times: The path forward is clear – pass a bill taking care of the Dreamers, then handle take on comprehensive immigration reform.

It's time for an immigration enchilada

From Jorge Castaneda: If you want Mexico onboard an American immigration plan you need to work on increasing the number of temporary-worker visas.

How Trump moved the needle on immigration limits

From The Bucks County Courier-Times: The argument for an increase in legal immigration is not one anyone wants to hear in 2018.

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