Expect Action on Immigration Reform With or Without Congress

August 13, 2014

A Fox News poll revealed that 65% of voters would select immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship over Congress doing nothing. The stand was bipartisan with 76 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of Independents and 56 percent of Republicans agreeing that a pathway to citizenship was better than Congress taking no action at all. Even 49 percent of Tea Party members voters to support a pathway to citizenship over 34 percent who said Congress should do nothing.

Now if only the members of Congress could get the message and act. Right now most are enjoying another long recess to campaign, vacation or take part in a summer junket funded by tax payers.

Meanwhile everyone is waiting for President Obama to take promised executive action on immigration reform since the do nothing Congress continues to do nothing.

A report by American Bridge, a progressive research and communications organization, makes the argument that the president should act now by using executive powers to stop deportations and end the crisis at the borders.

The report provides a timeline of past presidential executive orders, details Republican obstructionist actions and makes the case for President Obama to use executive powers to address immigration reform issues.

Read the report:


Anonymous said...

U.S Republican Congress failed to act on their comprehensive immigration reform bill or piece meal immigration reform since comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by bipartisan support of U.S Senate in 2012. U.S Republican congress proves to be inactive as they had more than one year to do something on this important issue according to a recent study. An executive order is the best option to reform immigration in USA. U.S president Mr. Barak Obama will pen it soon to let the world know one more time that United States of America is a land of immigrants and a land of dreamers. Everyone deserves equal right. A guest worker program in CNMI or USA without a pathway to lawful permanent resident is discriminatory. Foreign workers in CNMI cannot be shackled or chained under CW program. Wish freedom for all!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you have to work harder.

Wendy Doromal said...

Anonymous 6:25 I am not sure I understand your comment.

Americans need to vote smarter. We need to take back our country from corporations, lobbyists and do-nothing politicians.

Anonymous said...

It would seem that according to articles I get almost daily in my e-mails from various news orgs. that it is expected the Republicans will be taking control of both houses this election and a Republican President is also expected in 2016.
If any one of these expectations happen, this will be a problem for any immigration reform and also so much Fed. funding cut for the NMI and the rest of the insular areas.
This can all be attributed to Obama and his lack of leadership along with the rest of these elected on both sides. Lets see, Nov. elections will be a big indicator.

Anonymous said...

Have you read lately that Obama is not taking any executive action on immigration? He did not right choice.

Anonymous said...

I am curious as to how any of this "Immigration Reform" would affect the CW in the CNMI as they all came here legally.
Admittedly not keeping up to date on the Immigration reform in the Us, the last that I knew was that any of this was targeting those illegals in the US. Kilili's local "reform" was separate and would not be in any Obama action.
Is this correct or not?