In the wake of the November elections, Democrats and Republicans around the country are taking a renewed interest in comprehensive immigration reform. Polling shows that a majority of Americans want reform, and are amenable to the specific proposals in question, but that Republicans are more skeptical. The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Austin, is taking up the issue, on the premise that Texans, particularly conservative Texans, have the knowledge and experience to craft an approach that other states might find credible. Brooke Rollins, the president and CEO of the foundation, talked to Texas Monthly last week. (For more background on Texas’s approach to the issue, see here.)
So the TPPF is gearing up on immigration. Is this in response to the last election?
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