Saturday, April 19, 2014

Will GOP Finally Pass Immigration Reform Before November 2014 Elections?



Once again there is talk in Washington that US House of Representatives leaders have committed to passing an immigration reform bill before congressional elections this fall. Sadly - we have heard all of this before from these same leaders, but nothing ever gets done. There is a huge split in the Republicans Party when it comes to immigration reform. On one side, there are business leaders who want to see some kind of road to citizenship for people who entered the country illegally. The other side is made up of 'Tea Party' voters who are dead set against rewarding people who have broken the law. The battle-lines have been clearly drawn on this issue and neither side is expect to blink and give in to the other. Here in Texas, most voters in the Republican Party lean toward the side of the 'Tea Party' when it comes to immigration. While I'm sure there are business interests in Texas who are pushing for immigration reform too, they are usually very silent and keep those opinions to themselves. I think national Republican leaders in Washington D.C. will fail again, if they try to pass comprehensive immigration reform in 2014. In a nutshell, the 'Tea Party' has taken over the Republican Party not only in Texas – but nationwide as well. In the past, big money business interests may have control the debate on issues like immigration in the GOP, but it's now Tea Party voters who are calling the shots.

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