Comprehensive Immigration Reform Stalling – Advocates in Neutral
It looks as though President Obama is holding off on comprehensive immigration reform. Even if it would be more corect to append a “for now” to that sentence, the president is to be applauded for doing so.
What caught my eye was this.
“I’m just surprised at how muted the reaction has been to Obama’s complete lack of action on immigration,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, who said immigrant rights groups are giving Mr. Obama “a lot more slack than they would have given a President McCain.”
Now why would that be? Is it because advocates of illegal immigration believe that the president will deliver comprehensive immigration reform, a.k.a. amnesty, in due course and they just have to be patient? Or is it just easier to hear “bad news” from someone whom you view as being on your team; i.e., because President Obama is a Democrat?
One example that comes to mind is President Bill Clinton signing welfare reform to minimal objection on any front. (Republican examples welcome; I’m sure they exist but am drawing a blank at the moment.)