State of the Union Promises Immigration Reform

January 25, 2012

In the 2008 election, President Obama promised to tackle Immigration reform in his first year as president.  In 2012, we have just minor changes.  With the presidential election less that 10 month away, the President is reaching out to Congress once again to fix our immigration policies.  President Obama, in the State of the Union Address, stated:

Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. And I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. (Applause.) I know that debate will be difficult. I know it will take time. But tonight, let’s agree to make that effort. And let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who could be staffing our research labs or starting a new business, who could be further enriching this nation.

Let’s hope that Congress and the President can fix the immigration system, so that immigrants will stop being caught up in a political game.

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