Immigration Reform: Not So Fast!

If you've been watching the news, you might have the impression that immigration reform is already a done deal. A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to an immigration law overhaul that sets a path to citizenship for



If you've been watching the news, you might have the impression that immigration reform is already a done deal.

A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to an immigration law overhaul that sets a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, boosting hopes of Hispanics who have seen little progress in more than five years.

Eleven million people living in the U.S. illegally would have a chance to come out of the shadows, but only after steps are taken to beef up border security, according to the plan released by the senators on Monday.

The plan, which faces an uncertain future in Congress, was unveiled a day before President Barack Obama was to give a policy speech on immigration in Nevada.

With Republicans regrouping after November elections in which they failed to garner significant support from Hispanic voters, there are other indications immigration reform could be on a fast track in the newly convened 113th Congress.

A bipartisan group in the House of Representatives also is close to unveiling its own immigration proposals, according to the congressional source with knowledge of the reform efforts.

The source said the House group could detail its outline either later this week or next week.

Everybody says the GOP must conform and get this done or they'll never win a national election again. Oh, if only. How many times have you heard something like that? Lest we forget, it was only a short two years ago when the tea party took over the HOUSE and the GOP became an even meaner and crueler party than they were in 2007 when they threw immigration reform back in Bush and Rove's faces. And I believe that all the GOP needs to do is make aome gains with the Latino voters for this to be a good deal for them as does kos.

But do you really believe it will be this easy? I don't, but I do support immigration reform as progressives already know, so I'd like it to be wrapped up rather quickly. Hmmm, let's see what tea party nation thinks, shall we?

And this:

The tea party almost took out McCain in 2010 after lost the general in 2008so I doubt they care what he thinks. Listen, as I've said repeatedly. Once the right wing let the nuts out of the box to help them form the Tea Party, it's almost impossible to put them back in.

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