The turnout for immigration protests this year were far lower than last year. Over at the Corner, Mark Kirkorian thinks he knows why:
I actually think a lot of it has to do with the fact that Congress has been so consumed with Iraq, that immigration isn’t on the radar like it was last year. A year ago, it seemed like there was a decent chance that some sort of immigration reform would pass, while it doesn’t seem like that’s in the cards at this point. Also, with Democrats now in control of Congress, there’s a better chance that whatever reform gets passed will be favorable to immigrant groups , so there’s less to protest.