Friday, June 20, 2014

All Or Nothing Immigration Battle Is Wrong

President Obama and conservative Republicans in Congress are on a collision course when it comes to writing new laws pertaining to immigration. The President wants to grant citizenship to most illegal immigrants – while GOP leaders what to send them back home and then go to the back-of-the-line before earning their citizenship. As is so often the case – the real solution is in the middle ground, but neither President Obama or congressional Republicans want to give ground to the other with an election coming up in November. Over the past couple of decades, cooperation in Washington has dropped to the point where it is almost invisible. Heck, Republicans and Democrats can't even agree on stuff they use to be united on – simply because supporting even the smallest thing the other party might want - could spell disaster on Election Day. So here we all are with a broken immigration system that no politician really wants to fix. It would take a miracle for a majority in Congress and President Obama to agree on anything – much less immigration reform - which is totally dead after last weeks defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.


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