Following the election, it appears that both Democrats and Republicans are looking for a way to reform the nation’s broken immigration system. We’ll see if that translates into an immigration reform bill that can get thriough Congress and get signed by the president.
This is a good time to press the issue. As we say in today’s editorial, “The timing is right as a combination of border enforcement and the economic downturn has meant that the United States has “net zero” migration for the first time since the 1960s.”
Although the topic was mostly ignored in the presidential election campaign, things have changed since President Barack Obama was re-elected. Now Obama and House Speaker John Boehner seem to be on the same track when it comes to immigration reform.
Here’s more from the editorial:
“President Barack Obama in his election night victory speech said ‘fixing our immigration system’ would be a priority. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said, ‘This issue has been around far too long … A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself and others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.’”