While refusing to negotiate with Republicans to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, President Obama is keeping busy planning his push for immigration reform. He’s not going to wait either, saying he’ll call for a vote the day after this other mess gets resolved.
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.
“Once that’s done, you know, the day after, I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform,” he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision.
The president’s domestic agenda has been sidetracked in his second term by one problem after another. As he coped with the revelation of domestic surveillance programs, chemical weapons in Syria, and a fiscal battle that has shut down the U.S. government and threatens a debt default, immigration has been relegated to the back burner.
But Obama, who won re-election with overwhelming Hispanic backing, had hoped to make reforms easing the plight of the 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally. (Read More)
So what if only one out of every eight swing voters favor his amnesty plans. The point is to generate more Democrat voters.
Update: Linked by Adrienne’s Corner – thanks!