On last Tuesday meeting at the White House, President Obama said he remains committed to pursue a nationwide immigration law. some people who were there are political and business leaders, like Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, Mayor Julian Castron of San Antonio, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, chief Raymond W. Kelly of New York, chief Charles Ramsey of Philadelphia, Sheryl Sandberg (a top Facebook executive) and the National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson. With the start of his new campaign for the 2012 re-election, he is having trouble with the Latino community. The Latino community is growing impatient with President Obama’s immigration policies. he promised them to fight to get immigration reform passed but, he has yet to fulfill his promise. The deportation rates have increase under his presidential administration. He plans on trying to pass small bills that would give legal status or visas to undocumented students in order to attract the “brightest” and “hardest working” immigrants. In the meeting he also said he cannot do it on his own, he needs the Latino community to stand by him and to help him get Republicans to agree on an immigration reform.
Is President Obama just trying to win the Latino community’s vote for the next presidential campaign? Or is he really fighting for immigration reform bill as he said at the meeting? It is interesting how he has not done much on this matter while there are numerous organizations supporting immigration reforms.
Immigration Is Lead Topic as Leaders Are Gathered. By: Julia Preston Published: April 19, 2011