Obama’s Promises on Health Care Have Harmed Amnesty Cause
The President’s “misspeaking” on his Obama Care pledges have doomed any chance of immigration reform, or any other major reform, for that matter. Obama may go into campaign mode on immigration reform to gain Hispanic votes, but it will be only talk. There can be no comprehensive reform of anything – immigration, entitlements, or the national debt — if legislators and, more importantly, the voters do not trust the President’s word,” says Paul Roderick Gregory at Forbes.
“Irrespective of your views, [amnesty] requires a high degree of trust. Under the Senate bill, the president must enforce border security, decide the disposition of criminal undocumented workers, and set visa regulations, among other things. The Republican s in Congress cannot take the political risk of passing immigration reform to see parts of it enforced, other parts ignored, and yet other parts made unrecognizable by executive order.”
AFL-CIO Spends on Attack Ads Against GOP
“The AFL-CIO is poised to launch a high-dollar television campaign assailing House Republicans for their inaction on immigration reform, in an attempt to ensure that the congressional GOP pays a price if it continues to stall on an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, strategists for the labor giant told POLITICO,” Politico reports.
“The powerful progressive group will spend a seven-figure sum on a wave of ads on Spanish-language television, broadcasting some of the most incendiary remarks conservative lawmakers have made about immigrants.”
Chicago Protest Blocks Traffic
“About 120 demonstrators received citations late this afternoon during an immigration rally just outside the Loop,” the Chicago Tribune wrote on Wednesday.
“Chicago police say the demonstrators from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights rally in Chicago blocked traffic on Clark Street south of Congress Parkway for almost an hour. They rallied in front of the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services building, 101 W. Congress Parkway.”