By Allie Gregory | 0 comments
As 2013 begins, President Obama and Senate Democrats hope to, at last, push forward real immigration reform. The New York Times reports: “Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.” According to the Times, it is very possible the President will be discussing this more at his upcoming State of the Union address.
The results of the 2012 election could not have been clearer. The American people have spoken and many call for immigration legislation. According to THINKPROGRESS , a staggering 75 percent of Latinos voted for President Obama’s re-election sending a strong message to the GOP: Now is the time for immigration reform.
After all, Immigration Rights groups helped push forward Obama’s re-election efforts. Many horrified at the Tea Party’s tough stance on illegal immigration and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s suggestions of “self-deport.” The Tea Party is so out of touch, prominent Republican party members speak out against their own party. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Colin Powell have “called out the contemporary GOP on its borderline xenophobia” and strongly proposed significant changes if they ever wanted the support of one the country’s fastest-growing demographics.
Tea Party Republican’s can no longer ignore the new American voter. Despite previous failures and immigration debacles in Congress, the President pledges he will not back down on comprehensive immigration reform. Stand up with us, DFA will be actively following immigration reform as it develops this year and we strongly hope to see a resolution.
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