According to an article on chron.com: “Once billed as the hot-button issue for the 2008 presidential race, pollsters and pundits expect illegal immigration to fade from the spotlight heading into the November general election.”
In my opinion, it’s for the best. The rhetoric that is regularly spewed in the immigration debate only riles people up and does not lead to any constructive solutions. Furthermore, from a political point of view, a strong immigration stance will do more harm to a candidate than good.
Those running for Congress could stand to learn from the mistakes of Romney, Tancredo and other candidates whose names escape me. Even McCain’s campaign suffered because of his sensuble immigration stance.