The punishing battle over healthcare is still unresolved, but the Obama administration is quietly laying plans to take up another issue that could generate even more controversy and political division--a major overhaul of the nation's immigration system.
Already, senior White House aides have privately assured Latino activists that the president will back legislation in 2010 to provide a road to citizenship for the estimated 12 million undocumented workers now living in the United States.
In a conference call with proponents, White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, political director Patrick Gaspard and others recently delivered the message that the White House is committed to seeing a substantial immigration bill pass and wants to make sure allies are prepared for the fight.
Friday, January 1, 2010
Obama ready for amnesty bill for illegals this spring.
Why now in the midst of a recession and high unemployment? Pretty simple politics, it gets Hispanics who want amnesty for illegals excited for the 2010 mid-terms and if he gets it passed you have a ready supply of Obama voters for 2012 general election. As soon as he acknowledges it in public, watch for a bigger surge of illegals crossing the border.