President Obama, if re-elected, believes immigration reform will get done

10/25/2012

The President, in a recent interview, reaffirmed his commitment to immigration reform  by promising to push for it if he is re-elected.  Although the President made this same promise in 2008, his recent comments are telling in that the President recognizes the Latino community will be important to his re-election. 

In 2010, the Dream Act failed to pass Senate approval by 5 votes.  If people have been following Governor Romney on his campaign trail, they know the Dream Act will be just that:  A Dream!  Governor Romney does not support immigration reform and has no solution for the broken immigration system. 

Critics also reject immigration reform because they hold the government will essentially reward people for breaking the immigration laws.  Meanwhile, supporters of immigration reform cite to hard statistical evidence that resolving the immigration woes for millions would be good for the economy and especially for the thousands of young people ("Dreamers") who entered as children and want nothing more than to contribute to this country. 

For the last 6 years immigration reform has been a hot topic, yet nothing seems to change.  One thing is certain, however, if the President is re-elected, change in the immigration system may still be on the horizon.  If Governor Romney takes office, our nation's illegal immigrants will have to keep dreaming.

 
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