Immigration Nerds talk about the History and Holdouts for Immigration Reform

Can President Biden pass immigration reform? History says it will be tough.

Brookings Institution Director of the Center for Effective Public Management Elaine C. Kamarck joins the Immigration Nerds podcast. She is an expert on American electoral politics, government innovation, and reform in the United States, focusing her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics.

We discuss:

  • Why comprehensive immigration reform is so hard to pass
  • Reasons why it failed in both 2007 and 2013
  • Likelihood of it being passed during this administration