Immigration Reform Politics. I am generally not a big fan of Fox News. However, in a recent Fox News poll, respondents were asked: "Which of the following comes closest to your view about what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently in the United States?" 1. "Send all illegal immigrants back to their home country," 2. "Have a guest worker program that allows immigrants to remain in the United States to work, but only for a limited amount of time," 3. "Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country and eventually qualify for U.S. citizenship, but only if they meet certain requirements like paying back taxes, learning English, and passing a background check."
Immigration reform, although still possible, received a mild set-back as part of the recently enacted Omnibus appropriations bill that will fund Government through September 30, 2014.
Immigration reform is still possible. There! I've said it again. Despite a January 8th letter to President Obama from 16 misguided Republicans from the U.S. House of Representatives, immigration reform is still possible. In my view, those Representatives do not understand or are not interested in the reality. They wrote to President Obama rejecting his call for immigration reform. These sixteen (including Texas' Lamar Smith and Steve Stockman) suggest that somehow, NOT passing immigration reform will somehow create jobs for U.S. workers and increase the wages of those who are presently working.