Springtime for immigration reform?
April 7th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
10 years ago

Springtime for immigration reform?

Washington (CNN) - Last November, Hispanic voters planted the seeds for serious immigration reform when they backed President Barack Obama by a record margin.

This April, we'll see if those seeds can grow in Capitol Hill's toxic partisan soil.

Two members from the House "Gang of Eight" on immigration reform will talk about their proposal on CNN's "State of the Union," starting at 9 a.m. ET


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. rla

    Only if the borders are PROVEN secure so we are not going through this same foolishness in another 15 years. AND anything they come up with is NOT an economic or social burden on CITIZENS!
    Bet they all just look at the votes they can garner by being the same old vapid politicans!

    April 7, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    The sides are still much farther apart, than the media wants people to believe.

    The media is lying to the people, on a daily basis, and CNN is one that lies to the people on an hourly basis.

    April 7, 2013 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  3. Waldo

    Confused. It appears we are in the position we find ourselves today is a direct result of lack of effort my Congress / your president to follow through on prior promises. Unless the entire border is 100% secure and only US citizens are allowed the right to vote, immigration should be left as is. Except enforce it totally as we would any law on the books.

    Why not enforce the immigration law that Mexico maintains against illegal immigrate from Mexico?

    April 7, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. Name Uche Agonsi

    If I can remember my history lesson very well, only the original American inhabitants can claim NOT to be immigrants. But even at that most Americans are products of immigrants from Europe, Asia, Africa....name it. With this understanding, I think only few problems should be left unsolved by the Immigration Reform Bill. These include ......Special Community Provision which should involve non restrictive visa for special sects like people from Israel, Nigeria Ibos, & other high intellect tribes on the verge of extinctions ......then comes the Proviso for special visa grants for people that excelled in needed fields like technology, etc.....there are other line of thought that will make US Immigration Bill really comprehensive & fulfilling. Its not necessary to wisen anybody to deportation bill to.....just lets keep our hands folded with prayer that the 'NAY ' Party Leader does not spoil the Immigration parties for us all.

    April 7, 2013 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  5. Randy, San Francisco

    Immigration reform will be the litmus test for the Republcian rebranding efforts. Tea Partiers and anti-immigrant reform Republlicans are pushing back with so much vigor that Sen Rubio may be flip flopping on which way the prevailing conservative wind is blowing.

    April 7, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The old Liberal mantra is slowly eliminting jobs. More and more are leaving the work force because of Taxes on Business so business don't hire. Does anyone wnat another 11 Million or more on the Welfare Rolls? I don't think so.

    April 7, 2013 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  7. george

    There are a few problems here. Anyone who brakes the law, should do the time. Steal, don't pay taxes, cross the boards illegally – all the same. Congress has promised to secure the boards several times, why haven't they fulfill their promises? We should also ensure only actual citizens are allowed to vote.

    Immigration reform – we follow the present laws that Mexico maintains. Jail, fine then deport. Why not?

    April 7, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  8. Peace

    This April we'll see if those seeds can grow in Capitol Hill's toxic partisan soil
    Since when anything thrives in a toxic environment?? I can bet there will not be any fruitful results from the Hill on Immigration reform.

    April 7, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  9. ST

    Republicans must be wise and deal with Immigration Reform as soon as they can. They didn't lose election because undocumented immigrants voted. NO that was not the case. The same people (documented immigrants) who voted against you are still where they have been. They will continue to vote against you as long as it will take. For how many times being voted against, you will come to terms and say enough is enough?

    April 7, 2013 11:59 am at 11:59 am |