From the LA Times:
Despite the immigrant rights movement's most enduring disappointment - the failure to win an immigration system overhaul that would include legalization for most illegal immigrants - the movement is brimming with energy and crafting countermoves to hawkish policies that have proliferated in the last two years.... "In the last couple of years, the movement has been much more led by the activism of young adults," said Louis DeSipio, a University of California, Irvine political science professor. DeSipio cautioned, however, that activists face a daunting obstacle to enduring national gains: The lack of what he called a "viable strategy" to shift the political dynamics of the House of Representatives by electing a Democratic majority or more Republicans open to their agenda. Failing that, he said, the activists will have to continue relying on administrative action that could be overturned with a new president.

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