Political leaders in Washington have been again discussing immigration reform, and it looks like the group from the Legislative Branch is getting ahead of President Obama and his upcoming suggestions by getting a proposal out there.
A day before President Barack Obama is due to reveal his own immigration proposals in a speech in Las Vegas, NV, a bipartisan group of eight senators has announced a deal on the “outlines” of an immigration reform deal, according to Politico. The “Gang of Eight,” which includes Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has led the push from the Republican side, had been at work for weeks and unveiled its compromise on Capitol Hill today.
The deal includes several measures to improve border security, a core Republican demand, while also providing a “path to citizenship” for the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the country, a core Democrat demand, with priority given to “Dreamers”–children who were brought to the country through no action of their own. The Senate proposal will also streamline the nation’s complex and contradictory immigration laws.
Don’t be surprised if the Obama administration picks this apart, complaining about the measures to improve border security.
I’m curious as to what you think…
If there are 11 or 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, do they really have an incentive to join the system and become American citizens? Do they really want to be American citizens or will they just go through the motions?
I expect many millions will just ignore this legislation and remain illegal since it’s working for them and they do not want to be Americans. Do we start forcibly ejecting those illegal aliens after – let’s say – four years?