Latest In

News

Obama: Immigration Reform Not Happening Until Next Year

A comprehensive immigration reform bill might be drafted by the end of this year, but President Obama said in Mexico today that he would not expect anything to

Jul 31, 2020
39.9K Shares
1.7M Views
A comprehensive immigration reform bill might be drafted by the end of this year, but President Obama said in Mexico today that he would not expect anything to pass until 2010, according to The Hill.
Immigration reform has never been at the top of the president’s agenda, although he’s said he supports it, but today he made clear that health care reform comes first. (Meanwhile, some immigration restrictionists are using the immigration debate to argue against health care reform, saying we’d just be paying to provide services to a bunch of illegal immigrants.)
Putting the immigration debate off until next year could put the whole effort at risk, though, given that it’s a hot-button issue — particularly in border states — and that 2010 is an election year.
As Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) said in June— before he announced on Friday that he would resign from the Senate — “This is the kind of issue that in an election year becomes very, very difficult.”
In the meantime, Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have been expanding controversial programsto allow local police to enforce federal immigration laws and preparing for the deportationof tens of thousands more illegal immigrants next year.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Reviewer
Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
Latest Articles
Popular Articles