Obama & Immigration
May 11, 2011 by USA Post
Obama & Immigration, President Obama visited the southern border Tuesday to press for immigration reform, which is part of a renewed effort to strengthen its position among Latino voters and paint Republicans as hostile to a minority group is a growing force U.S. policy.
Chances of passing an immigration bill is considered low, but the White House is taking action to show to stick with a goal that has its roots in 2008, the Obama campaign.
The president said his administration has made great progress in apprehending illegal immigrants crossing the southern border, but added that the problem requires a “comprehensive” solution that includes a path to legalization for the estimated 11 million people living illegally United States States.
Ask the audience to pay attention, accused Republicans of moving “rules of the game.”
“They said we had to triple the border patrol,” the president said, addressing a cheering crowd outside. “But now they say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or want a higher fence. Maybe I will say we need a moat. You may want to alligators in the moat. They will never be satisfied. And I understand. That’s politics. ”
With Obama, candidate for reelection, Republicans questioned the sincerity and timing of its push for immigration. Office of President of the Chamber, John A. Boehner ‘s said he had not heard of the White House on the subject.
White House aides have not released a timetable for passing a law or present a project. Moreover, the political conditions for access to an immigration bill are worse than the first two years of an Obama presidency, when he was unable to get a bill passed.
Republicans, who won a majority in the House in 2010 legislative elections, have filled key posts in the committee with lawmakers who oppose a path to legal status, which he called “amnesty.”
Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “Push the president to legalize millions of illegal immigrants is purely political the president was unable to pass its version of immigration reform when it had large Democratic majorities in the House and Senate because of opposition from both parties.”
Obama has focused on immigration in a time when his approval rating among Latino voters has begun to fall, as it did among other groups.
Received two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008. A Gallup poll published last month showed that his support among Latinos had dropped to 54 percent. However, other surveys show that Latinos prefer Democrats to Republicans by wide margins.
Disenchantment among Latinos because of the stalled immigration attempts connected to deportation policies aggressively.
In Obama’s first two years in office, the United States deported about 783,000 people, 19 percent more than were deported in the last two years in office George W. s Bush.
But even if you cannot redesign the system of immigration before the 2012 elections, Obama can put the Republicans in critical condition, according toanlysts.
Pressed by the protest movement and conservative voters, Republicans cannot afford to pass a bill that could be described as offering “amnesty.” But to oppose this legislation further distances the share of Latino voters and disillusioned with the Republican brand.
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