For Obama, it’s time to deliver on immigration reform
The difficult issue of immigration that has frustrated the presidents and Congress year after year, is again making its way as a hot, controversial topic, irrespective of whether it gets into the legislation or not.
The to-do list of the Obama Administration and the Congress in the next few months is already seen as highly ambitious, which includes reform of the health care system, legislation regarding climate change, and a confirmation by the Supreme Court.
But Obama is planning to put these priorities at the side lines and take some time out to meet certain groups which are advocating for modifications in the immigration system, including a path through which legal status can be acquired by the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the US. In the meeting, key members of the Congress will also join Obama in order to properly handle the issue.
This meeting was initially scheduled to happen on Wednesday, but has now been postponed as officials of the White House are rushing to acquire a war spending bill through the Congress. Advocates of immigration were a bit disappointed due to the delay, but they expressed their belief in Obama that he would remain committed on the controversial immigration issue.
The vice president at the Center for American Progress, Angela Kelley, said that as of now there has only been a severe filtration, but marriage proposal is still to be finalized.
In the 2008 election, Obama get awesome support from the Latino, which was mainly due to the fact that he promised to work towards an immigration reform that would also comprise of a legalization plan. But now, time has come that those promises be fulfilled.