Editorial: Texas situation puts spotlight on immigration. Issue’s complexity must not be ignored

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

The gut-wrenching images of thousands of migrants, many from Haiti, camped under an international bridge in Del Rio, Texas, and their treatment by federal agents on horseback has renewed Donald Trump-era rhetoric about the dangers of immigration and outrage over the Border Patrol’s history of migrant brutality. It’s also rekindled a conversation that may never end about the value of immigration, given its central role in America’s rise to greatness. What’s needed is a much more thoughtful debate that explores key questions about immigration and doesn’t overlook how everyday Americans not caugh…

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