Last week, Republicans debated immigration policy at length — a frequent feature of the party's debates over the last year. Meanwhile, Democrats have not discussed immigration during their last two debates.
But immigration remains one of — if not the — defining issue of this election cycle. The Republicans have moved rightward; the Democrats have moved leftward. And there are major policy differences between not just the two parties, but within them.
Left unasked are questions like the following ones, drawn from conversations with operatives close to each campaign, as well as advocates and leaders who work with business, faith, tech, labor, and undocumented immigrant groups.