Immigration reform back to square one
June 26th, 2012
07:13 AM ET
10 years ago

Immigration reform back to square one

Washington (CNN) - After two years of protests, boycotts and lawsuits over Arizona's immigration law, Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged with states frustrated and Congress avoiding the debate.

"I would guess [Congress] won't touch this with a 10-foot pole until after they come back after the election," Charles H. Kuck, managing partner at Kuck Immigration Partners in Atlanta, told CNN.


Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Supreme Court
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    Do not worry, is going to be dealt in Obama's second term. Just I urge you all to vote for direct Democratic ticket and Obama12. You know congress CHEATED us all in 2010. Do not let it happen. Yes, on Obama.
    PS: Election is all about. Rich v/s Middle Class America.

    June 26, 2012 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  2. Dean

    This just means that AZ will not receive federal assistance in combating illegal immigration. Since the federal government isn't interested, AZ law officers may as well just shoot illegals.

    June 26, 2012 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  3. Stuffit

    To get the votes that will enable him to continue the destruction of what was the greatest country in the world, the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president this country has ever had has chosen to risk the lives and livliehood of the citizens of this country. The world is laughing at us and saying how giving him tha fake Nobel Peace Prize is really paying off.

    June 26, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. J,V.Hodgson

    It was just as easy for republicans to put the dream act back on the agenda as Democrats by asking for the appropriate committee(s) house and senate to work on it. Neither side prepared to back off entrenched views so what was the point. Health care and Dddd frank were much more important than the dream act, and as weknow republican NO and Filibusters Plus cliffhangers on debt celing etc left little time for the Dream act.
    Reid clearly felt he could not get the 60 votes to force debate Or that the house would reject the senate version =back to square one. QED he did not waste valuable senate time on a loser.The interesting thing is it was the Republican house that put the immovable object in the way of passage of a bi partisan initially launched bill

    June 26, 2012 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. ST

    Am still waiting to hear what are Romney's views on AZ ruling. Will he ever have any strong position on something?

    June 26, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  6. realitychecks

    The solution to illegal immigrants can only be attained by shifting the focus from the illegal to our fellow american busness owners who are hiring them. start fining them 10000 usd for every illegal, make them pay for deportation and a min 5 years in jail. our fellow americans dont think we are worthy of decent pay, bust these businesses and its a wrap!

    June 26, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |

    There will be a new congress after Nov .with no teaparty and a whole lot less republican bafoons so that we can move forward instead of backwards to the horse and buggy days with the bush romney republican clowns !!!

    June 26, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |