Thursday, April 9, 2009
Julia Preston of the NY Times reports that President Obama plans to soon push forward on much-needed immigration reform. The article quotes Cecilia Muñoz, deputy assistant to the president and director of intergovernmental affairs in the White House, as saying that the President will pursue "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system.” "Mr. Obama plans to speak publicly about the issue in May, administration officials said, and over the summer he will convene working groups, including lawmakers from both parties and a range of immigration groups, to begin discussing possible legislation for as early as this fall."
This is a good sign from the White House. The longer the wait in pursuing some kind of immigration reform, the less likely that it will happen.