The Chips bill will invest $52.7 billion in shoring up the semiconductor industry. The chip companies call for a variety of reforms to make it easier for immigrants educated in STEM fields to work in the U.S. But it's not likely Republicans will put aside their rigid ideological opposition to reforming our immigration system to facilitate more immigration in the national interest, writes Aaron Miller. Miller: If the parties could come to an agreement that focused on educated immigrant workers, it might crack open the door to a new discussion on immigration more generally, and it might also create tens of thousands of technician jobs that American workers can occupy in red states such as Texas and Ohio, which are likely to become home to new semiconductor plants. Miller: In the meantime, it's going to require
Ruben Navarrette: Our immigration debate was essentially frozen during the Donald Trump era. He says it's not that we didn't talk about immigration; we just stopped talking about what the future of immigration policy ought to look like. He asks: Can't we have a debate over how immigration might at least fit into that? He says Democrats have committed their own serious offenses on immigration.