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Opponents of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies protest in the atrium of the Hart Building in June 2018. Advocates and successive administrations alike have largely turned to the courts or executive actions to address our immigration problems, with Congress feeling little pressure to intervene, Ramón and Brown write. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Only legislation, not litigation, can fix our immigration challenges

Walls won’t cure the political unrest driving Central Americans to seek asylum, Brown and Ramón write. Above, a group of Honduran migrants are briefly detained in December in Tijuana, Mexico, after trying to cross into the United States. (Mario Tama/Getty Images file photo)

The emergency at the border isn’t national. It’s regional

Immigrants and their supporters rally outside a federal immigration court in February 2017. With the government shutdown in full swing, most immigration courts are closed. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images file photo)

Opinion: Enough of Border Crackdowns. Try Staffing Up the Courts

America’s tourism industry has taken a hit in the Trump era, and that could spell trouble for the economy, Megan and Brown write. Above, travelers arrive at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in April. (Scott Olson/Getty Images file photo)

Opinion: It’s the Summer of No Love for American Tourism

The inability of President Donald Trump and Democrats to compromise on DACA and border security has given hard-liners on both sides of the immigration debate a win, Cardinal Brown writes. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Opinion: Once Again on Immigration, a Victory for the All-Or-Nothings

Heather Piña Ledezma, 6, attends a news conference in the Capitol in December 2014 with Democratic senators and families impacted by the DACA program. Heather’s mother, Madai, is from Mexico, but Heather was born in Annapolis. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Opinion: On DACA, Not All Bitter Pills Are Poison

Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, right, here with Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, broke with his party this fall when he announced he wouldn’t support any bill funding the government beyond Dec. 31 until the DACA issue is resolved. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Opinion: Why a DACA Fix Next Year Would Come Too Late