Friday, July 2, 2010

Immigration Reformation.

Unquestionably, the Immigration system in the United States is in desperate need of repair. Democrats, Republicans, Progressives and Conservatives all agree that "something must be done", but, sadly, just what that "something" is has yet to be agreed upon.

It certainly doesn't help matters when President Obama asserts that Republicans are being excessively partisan on the issue and that the Republican's insistence on "border security first" is actually delaying the reform the U.S. immigration system needs.

According to one CBS news report, (source)

"Obama also wants to create a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States; critics call that amnesty, which Obama denies because he would ensure that immigrants must first acknowledge that they had broken the law, pay fines and back taxes, perform community service and learn English.

Admittedly, as President Obama notes, the United States cannot deport 11 million illegal immigrants; however, if we do not secure the border, that 11 million number will soon become 12...13.... 14 million.

With this blog, I will explore the issue of immigration ......both legal and illegal. Looking for answers, I hope that I won't be "excessively partisan" with my approach. I will (I hope) objectively look at the solutions proposed by both the Right and the Left as well as non-political groups -such as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Being married to an immigrant, this issue is of particular interest to me. I would like to believe that my thoughts on this will be of interest to others as well.


Matthew Avitabile said...

Glad to see you up!

Robert said...

Thanks for stopping by Matthew.

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