Immigration reform has backing from both parties

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.’”

Responses

Brian Murray says:

Boehner needs to go and the house needs to put someone with some nuts in charge…I smell amnesty and it stinks…another free pass to people whose first action in our country was to break our laws…and we’re supposed to feel bad because they brought their kids along. That was their choice.You can trace the steady decline of our states’ finances,cleanliness and safety to Reagans 1986 amnesty decision(BTW the libs,aka. Big Fat Liars, promised reform for that) and the overturning of Prop 187 by hand picked liberal judges…and let’s be intellectually honest here, latinos didn’t vote for Obama for immigration reform…they voted for freebies from the govt…Boehner is already caving into our at least half caucasian (same as myself but nobody mentions that) president and if Republicans are serious about their core beliefs…they will dispatch him immediately.P.S…I expect some anonymous intellectual midget to call me racist but so what…they’re not even honest with themselves, so why should they be with me.

Dave says:

I’ll call you “spot on!”

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