News Tip: Immigration Vote Part of ‘War By Other Means,’ Says Expert

House Republicans are expected to vote this week on proposals to counter President Obama’s recent efforts at immigration reform. They aim to both remove the leniencies for children and to transfer funding control of the agency that handles applications to Congress.

Quotes: "This is exactly what could be expected in response to the president's unilateral action and the past history of broken negotiations,” says Noah Pickus, an associate research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University.

“The legacy of distrust on both sides builds and builds until we are now reduced to tit-for-tat actions. This isn't governance; it's war by other means.”

Bio:Noah Pickus is an associate research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of “True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism” (Princeton University Press, September 2005) and co-convenor of Brookings-Duke Immigration Policy Roundtable's report on Breaking the Immigration Stalemate.

For additional comment, contact Pickus at: pickus@duke.edu