SCHOLARLY POV

The U.S. Senate's bipartisan proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration laws is "an excellent first step toward fixing a broken system," writes Tony Payan, Baker Institute Scholar for Immigration and Border Studies, in a recent op-ed. The principles outlined in the proposal are largely correct, he adds, though the "devil will be in the details" worked out in the coming months.

Read Payan's assessment of the Senate proposal's major points in PDF icon"Eventual immigration reform details will determine success," published in the Feb. 7, 2013, Houston Chronicle.