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Try as he might, President Obama cannot escape responsibility for the debacle at the U.S. southwest border, caused, in part, by his administration’s mismanagement.

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Shaping Our Nation

Sweeping, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful, “Shaping Our Nation” is an unprecedented addition to our understanding of America’s cultural past, with deep implications for the immigration, economic, and social policies of the future.

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A girl and her father stand with some 200,000 immigrants' rights activists flood the National Mall to demand comprehensive immigration reform on March 21, 2010 in Washington DC.

In a single generation, between 1980 and 2007, more than 10 million people migrated, legally or illegally, from Mexico to the U.S. Today there are more than 12 million Mexican-born people in the U.S. and millions of American children who are their offspring—amounting to almost 10% of the nation’s population.

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Marchers call for immigration reform during the International Workers Day and Immigration Reform March on May Day in Los Angeles, California May 1, 2013.

Immigration reform is back on the agenda in Washington, and one of the most disputed questions, this year as in past immigration debates, is whether the U.S. needs more less-skilled foreign workers.

 

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Immigrants hold U.S. flags during their naturalization ceremony to become new citizens of the U.S. in New York, April 17, 2013.

Immigration reform that does not make it harder for such people to settle in the U.S. would be, to say the least, very incomplete.

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