The Latinos Post reports that President Obama recently told Univision that he
expects a bill on immigration overhaul to be ready by April of this year. This
could be great news for immigrants who are looking for a path to citizenship in
Comprehensive immigration reform
is long overdue in this country, and it is wonderful to hear that the President
is optimistic that an actual bill will be introduced in the near future.
I’m sure that if an immigration reform bill is introduced, it will have strong
opposition from some politicians and their constituents. It doesn’t take much to
get these folks riled up when comes to this issue. They have forgotten that
America is a country of immigrants, built on the hopes and dreams of those who
wished to make a better life for themselves. In my opinion, anyone who has a
strong objection to allowing “illegal” immigrants a path to citizenship is
either unaware of or purposefully ignoring this country's history.
If we had the same strict immigration laws back in the day that we have now, the
population of this land would be significantly different than it is today.
Native Americans would rule the land and if you or I even existed, we would
likely be somewhere in the land of our respective ancestors.
I often wonder why in our effort to keep all “illegal” immigrants from entering
into the country, we decided to build a fence on the Mexican-American border
only. This seems a bit hypocritical, since we border two countries - Canada and
Mexico. I’m not sure how effective a single fence is in our effort to keep out
all immigrants, but let me just tell you how impressed I would be if it works.
In my opinion, immigration is what made this country great, and immigration is
what will continue to propel this country to new heights. We can learn from the
diversity and cultures of others if only we try. If a comprehensive immigration
reform bill is introduced and is passed into law, it will be a huge step in the
right direction. On the other hand, if we continue to let the naysayers have
their way, then we will be doing our country and ourselves a great injustice.