NY Times editorial: "Immigration and the Candidates"

On the final Sunday before the Iowa Caucuses, The NY Times chooses once again to focus on the immigration reform debate, offering up another thoughtful look at this tough issue. This one focuses on the positions of the Presidential candidates. It concludes:

One of the strong arguments for passing immigration reform last summer was that it was a last chance. If Congress did not seize it, the presidential race would blot out hopes of reform for two years or more.

Congress did not seize it, and all the problems are still there. The issue has left the country divided, fretful and ambivalent, and voters are yearning for honesty and thoughtfulness. The Republicans are not giving it to them. The Democrats should fill the vacuum. They have said the right things. Amid all the Republican shouting, it would help if they would speak louder.