Yes, reform is needed. It’s a travesty that people are viewing others discriminately. Such is a part of the American history and culture. Have we forgotten that this country was built on the backs of immigrants?
According to an article in the Washington Post, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reiterated that President Obama will be prepared to offer his own immigration reform proposal if a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill fails. McDonough’s comments followed a recent USA Today report that said the White House is drafting a proposal to allow illegal immigrants to seek permanent legal residency within eight years.
The reality is that any politician who looks at the issue seriously comes to the same conclusions (and this includes GWB whose immigration plan was sensible, but shot down by the republican controlled congress). In short, the plan that is actually workable and does not include crazy people absolutes includes:
1. limited amnesty for those who are here a long time and are willing to enter into agreements to pay back taxes and perhaps fines (spread over a few years)
2. strict border controls along the southern…
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