Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Political Momentum for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Continues

Last week, I wrote about how, with the re-election of the President, the time was right for serious consideration by Congress of comprehensive immigration reform.  The time seems to be getting better by the day.

CNN reports that a new national poll indicates that a majority of American voters support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. "According to the Politico/George Washington University Battleground survey released Monday, 62% of registered voters say they back an immigration reform proposal that would allow illegal or undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship over a period of several years, with 35% opposed."

In addition, Angelo Paparelli on Nation of Immigrators writes about the emergence of a coalition of "bibles, badges, and business" in support of immigration reform.  Together with the political activism of the DREAMers, it looks like immigration reform just might be coming our way.  Of course, what that reform looks like remains open to discussion and debate.

KJ

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