America's Immigration System Is Broken. Congress Can't Seem To Fix It. : Consider This from NPR The U.S. Immigration system isn't working. The last significant reform was in 1986. Presidents and Congress have been trying to fix it and change it ever since.

Congress is at it again, but that effort, like so many others, looks doomed to fail. Just a few hours after the text from the Senate bipartisan bill dropped, Speaker of The House Mike Johnson said IF the bill reaches the house – it will be DEAD on arrival. And on Monday night GOP support for the legislation in the Senate seemed to all but fade away.

As the Senate gets ready to vote on yet another attempt to address immigration in the U.S, we look at why the effort to fix America's broken immigration system fails across decades, administrations and parties.

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America's Immigration System Is Broken. Congress Can't Seem To Fix It.

America's Immigration System Is Broken. Congress Can't Seem To Fix It.

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An aerial view of migrants walk next to razor wire as they try to cross Texas border in El Paso, Texas this week to seek humanitarian asylum. Meanwhile a bill aimed at overhauling immigration is on the verge of collapse in Washington. Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view of migrants walk next to razor wire as they try to cross Texas border in El Paso, Texas this week to seek humanitarian asylum. Meanwhile a bill aimed at overhauling immigration is on the verge of collapse in Washington.

Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu/Getty Images

The U.S. Immigration system isn't working. The last significant reform was in 1986. Presidents and Congress have been trying to fix it and change it ever since.

Congress is at it again, but that effort, like so many others, looks doomed to fail. Just a few hours after the text from the Senate bipartisan bill dropped, Speaker of The House Mike Johnson said IF the bill reaches the house – it will be DEAD on arrival. And on Monday night GOP support for the legislation in the Senate seemed to all but fade away.

As the Senate gets ready to vote on yet another attempt to address immigration in the U.S, we look at why the effort to fix America's broken immigration system fails across decades, administrations and parties.

For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott. It was edited by Courtney Dorning and Roberta Rampton. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.