If Congress couldn’t pass the DREAM Act with its strongly Democratic makeup, the prospects for next year, with a Republican House and a less Democratic Senate, are dim. It may represent a second-term agenda item Obama can sell in his campaign, but it’s not a humane approach to immigration reform which is likely DOA as long as Republicans hold the House.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 27, 2010 6:30 pm|
|By: Michael Whitney Monday December 20, 2010 3:00 pm|
In an effort to win GOP favor on immigration legislation in Congress, the Obama Administration stepped up ICE deportations of undocumented workers to record levels. More than 800,000 immigrants were moved out of the United States in just two years by President Obama to appease Republicans, according to the Washington Post.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 12, 2010 1:50 pm|
With the public’s approval ratings of Congress at near-historic lows and not budging, it’s hard to see how this could be the fault of a couple of bloggers nobody has heard of. More likely, it’s the result of constituencies who aren’t happy with symbolic gestures while the government’s priority is to battle for the dollars of big corporate donors.
According to Gallup, Obama’s approval ratings among Hispanics has dropped 20 points this year. They note that “the two major drops in Hispanics’ approval of Obama this year — in February and May — coincide with two periods when the president was under fire for not doing enough to promote comprehensive immigration reform in Congress.”
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 11, 2010 3:50 pm|
Jorge Ramos, the anchor of Univision’s news program, and a trusted figure in the Hispanic community, has made a Cronkite-like statement about President Obama and his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, and his sentiment is pretty universally held among Spanish-language media.