Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Immigration reform in 2010

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) says he does not believe immigration reform will be passed in 2010.

“Realistically, it is going to be hard (to pass the legislation this year), I can tell you now. We have to go back and finish the health care bill. We’ve got to finish the jobs bill. Then, of course, you get the 2010 election. So, I think, 2011 will probably be more realistic. I want it this year but realistically, it will probably be 2011.”

In fact, the shift of the Massachusetts Senate seat from the Democrats to the Republicans is most often mentioned in terms of the health care debate, but is also important for immigration.  Ironically, Ted Kennedy was a major proponent of both health care and immigration reform, and now his seat will be used to torpedo them.


Anonymous,  10:07 PM  

As crazy as this sounds. I think that Brown is going to be on the pro-side of Immigration. He alreadys suggested to the Republicans..."Don't count on my vote"!...He knows that Mass. is generally liberal and he has to run for re-election in 2012. He really can not let the minority vote down if he wants re-election.

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