Media Coverage of Immigration Policy

2008 Eugene Katz Award For Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration

Read the panel discussion transcriptThe past several years have seen immigration policy become a top-shelf political issue. Two sessions of Congress engaged in vigorous, high-profile debate over the issue, culminating in the repudiation last June by the Senate of the Bush-McCain-Kennedy amnesty legislation. Following that defeat, the White House grudgingly gave the green light to immigration authorities to start actually enforcing the law, resulting in sustained focus on the issue in all parts of the country.