One Roadblock To Immigration Fix? GOP Politicians Love The Optics : The NPR Politics Podcast Though both parties have agreed for decades that the U.S. immigration system is in dire need of reform, the optics of border-crossing migrants have become a red-meat campaign tactic for Republicans, precluding the possibility of compromise legislation. Recent moves by the governors of Florida and Texas have put the issue back in the spotlight.

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One Roadblock To Immigration Fix? GOP Politicians Love The Optics

One Roadblock To Immigration Fix? GOP Politicians Love The Optics

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Rafael Eduardo an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela hugs another immigrant outside of the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, on Marthas Vineyard on September 15th 2022. Dominic Chavez for The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Rafael Eduardo an undocumented immigrant from Venezuela hugs another immigrant outside of the Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, on Marthas Vineyard on September 15th 2022.

Dominic Chavez for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Though both parties have agreed for decades that the U.S. immigration system is in dire need of reform, the optics of border-crossing migrants have become a red-meat campaign tactic for Republicans, precluding the possibility of compromise legislation. Recent moves by the governors of Florida and Texas have put the issue back in the spotlight.

Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.

Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

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