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Charles Krauthammer

GOP mired in immigration swamp

GOP mired in immigration swamp

"This was not a subject that was on anybody's mind until I brought it up at my announcement." — Donald Trump, on immigration, Republican debate, Aug. 6 Not on anyone's mind? For years, immigration has been the subject of near-constant, often bitter argument within the GOP. But it is true that Trump has brought the debate to a new place: first, with his announcement speech, about whether Mexican migrants are really rapists, and now with the somewhat more nuanced Trump plan. Much of it — visa tracking, E-Verify, withholding funds from sanctuary cities — predates Trump. Even building the Great Wall is not particularly new. (I, for one, have been...

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