President Obama began his first full day in office by reading the note left by former President Bush. We hope that new President will take a different path in his presidency. We know the economy is important, the war must be addressed, but Immigration reform must be a priority. Can Obama push for Immigration reform?
Even though the U.S. president is considered to be one of the most powerful leaders of the world, no U.S. president can legislate or pass a law (except in emergency circumstances as an interim measure). Enacting law is the task of the legislature, or the U.S. Congress. The president can make his viewpoint known and members of his party in the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives may support his position, introducing bills that are often hotly debated. Once the the bill is passed by both the Senate and the House, the president then can sign the bill into law. What Obama can do, is make sure that Immigration reform will remain a key priority until such reform actually is passed. Good Luck President!!!