Immigration “Reform” Dead?

Let’s hope so, since it is simply a slightly stealth way of giving illegal aliens a free pass

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel bluntly admitted Thursday that “the votes aren’t there” to win comprehensive immigration legislation — even as President Barack Obama met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers in an attempt to jump-start stalled reform efforts.

Calling it one of the most critical issues facing the nation, Obama told the lawmakers, including Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, that the U.S. immigration system is “broken and needs fixing.”

Everything seems to be critical, and of crisis proportion, in ObamaLand.

But Obama and Emanuel signaled that political obstacles are likely to make it difficult to reach consensus on sticking points such as guest workers and the legal status for 12 million immigrants here illegally.

“It’s going to require some heavy lifting, it’s going to require a victory of practicality and common sense and good policy-making over short-term politics,” Obama said.

It’s going to require lots of arm twisting, blackmail, pay offs, and ignoring the Will of the People. Like with Cap and Tax. Fortunately, I do not think this one will go anywhere. Especially since the Democrats and Obama might be over-reaching after the screw the people cap and tax bill, and with the coming showdown on ObamaCare.

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6 Responses to “Immigration “Reform” Dead?”

  1. I hope you’re right about this immigration-reform nonsense (aka amnesty).

    However, the health-care “reform” proposed would likely favor illegals.

  2. John Ryan says:

    In the last poll that you sited a few days from the Wash Post it showed that 54% vs 28% approved of Obama’s handling of global warming. That sure sounds to me like following the will of the people

  3. Um, we’re talking about illegal immigration, J.

  4. manbearpig says:

    Cut John some slack, he has to do something with the DP talking points memo he gets everyday, even if it doesn’t fit with the current conversation.

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