The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.
In her first major speech on the overhaul, Ms. Napolitano dispelled any suggestion that the administration — with health care, energy and other major issues crowding its agenda — would postpone the most contentious piece of immigration legislation until after midterm elections next November.
Laying out the administration’s bottom line, Ms. Napolitano said officials would argue for a “three-legged stool” that includes tougher enforcement laws against illegal immigrants and employers who hire them and a streamlined system for legal immigration, as well as a “tough and fair pathway to earned legal status.”...link to complete NYT article
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Are the TEA Party People Reacting to Upcoming Immigration Reform?
Interesting that so many TEA Party anti-immigration protests are happening the same day the NYT publishes an article on upcoming Comprehensive Immigration Reform (and two days after Napolitano's speech on the upcoming policy move)