In an op-ed published in the Chicago Sun-Times, I address how departing Speaker John Boehner can get the ball rolling on true immigration reform during his final month in office:
Perhaps the hallmark of John Boehner’s speakership was the Republican Party’s failure to offer viable alternatives to policy initiatives promoted by President Obama and the Democrats. Boehner has one month remaining to leave a significant mark on our nation’s failed immigration policies.
The so-called immigration reform bill in the last Congress failed because it served no identifiable public interest. It attracted a political coalition by pandering to narrow partisan interests, while offering nothing of value to the vast majority of Americans, whose interests our laws are supposed to serve. In fact, it betrayed those interests.
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