Obama Will Push Immigration Reform



President Obama said on Tuesday that the immigration reform will be top priority once the physical crisis has been resolved.

In an Interview with the Spanish network Univision, Obama said the once the physical crisis is done, he will push to call a vote on immigration reform. “Once that’s done, you know, the day after, I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform”

The Presidents domestic agenda has prevented anything to really happened with immigration reform. He has been dealing with one problem after another. Obama won re-election with overwhelming Hispanic backing, hoping for a much easier way to reach a comprehensive immigration reform for the 11 million people living in in the US undocumented.

Although the president has sought comprehensive immigration reform, he said last month he would be opened to a House taking a piece-by-piece approach. Passing smaller immigration bills that would benefit the 11 million undocumented people but ultimately a pathway to citizenship would be very unlikely to happen.

Who is to blame for such a lack of focus on immigration? President Obama blamed House speaker John Boehner for preventing immigration from coming up for a vote. Boehner said the sweeping Senate Bill would not pass the House and has said the smaller chamber would tackle this issue.

We have been long waiting for something to happen with immigration. The closer we get the further it seems to be from reach. This is the year a comprehensive immigration reform needs to happen. If it doesn’t happen before Obama’s term ends, how likely is it to happen in the near future?

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