So illegal immigration isn't inevitable after all? Who knew?

Thursday’s Washington Post front page featured a story on the decline in illegal immigration. The story itself isn’t news (my colleagues did their first report on this phenomenon seven years ago) but the story’s dead-tree subhead explains the timing: “Trend alters dynamics of immigration reform, a likely topic for 2016.”

A spokesman for the Maryland-based anti-borders group CASA was quoted as saying, “These trends have reshaped the immigration debate right before our eyes.”

Translation: “Stop blocking amnesty and increased immigration, you troglodyte Rethuglikans!”