If there is any topic that mightily interests both political parties in Washington, it is comprehensive immigration reform.
Republicans and Democrats may have a different view as to what that looks like or how to get there — but all can agree the system needs reform.
Hispanic activists believed (and voted for) President Barack Obama when he promised to make CIR the highest of priorities of his presidency. Now they are experiencing one of those “you can keep your doctor period” moments.
Obama had plenty of opportunities to get CIR on the table and passed — including the time when he had full Democratic control of Congress — but he chose to use that opportunity for other things than his Hispanic CIR promise.
Now, it is interesting to note, that Obama has become agitated with Hispanic activists bugging him about his failure.
Politico reports on the conflict in this article.
The solution to this social problem is to legislatively get CIR to a bi-partisan place where our immigration policies become clearer and better able to do the right thing from a humane standpoint and a national security standpoint.
Obama has done nothing to make that happen. And, Hispanics have become disenchanted as exhibited in that meeting and in the polls where Hispanics are expressing lower approval ratings with the president every week.
Obama has clearly done a Frank Underwood to Hispanics. They are right to call him out for his inaction and his stringing these voters along.