Ever since the President was elected, the hope for Immigration reform was on the rise. In fact, we were all hoping for something to happen by the end of this year. Now we know this is not going to happen.
Ruben Navarrette Jr. from the San Diego Union Tribune wrote an excellent piece today about this issue.
President Obama has placed the immigration reform community at the back of the bus.
This same president who insists the country can’t wait to fix what he calls a broken health care system tells reformers to wait for him to get around to fixing what they consider to be an equally broken immigration system.
The same president who tried to juggle a half dozen major policy initiatives in his first few months in office now seems unsure of his ability to — as he told Univision’s Jorge Ramos in an interview last weekend — “solve every problem at once.”
And the same president who seems to understand that the longer he waits to accomplish health care reform, the more difficult it will be to get, doesn’t seem to understand the same is true with immigration reform.