Today in Chicago there are to be large-scale marches and demonstrations for immigration reform. They expect 300,00- 500,000 marchers. We'll see.
This is an issue that 99% of the people don't have a real stake in, but are allowed to get whipped up into a frenzy about by people seeking to divide people.
It seems a lot like gay marriage.
The world is a scary place these days, and immigration is an issue wiith a discernible bogeyman. Meanwhile, lots of other issues that have an element of gray, and are not black and white get blown off.
Unfortunately, the marches will tick off downtowners who cannot get to the train. A backlash among lazy thinkers is inevitable, but what an American moment, seeing people wanting to be Americans!