Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Obamagration?

Ezra Klein notes Barack Obama's political dilemma on immigration.


Leaning too far in either direction carries risks. If the White House hangs too far back from the process, the bill could evolve in a direction they don’t like. Details of the Senate compromise are already causing some heartburn among immigration reformers, not to mention among White House policy experts. If it gets further watered-down in the House, it could become unacceptable, and the White House will be faced with the unpalatable choice of vetoing the only immigration-reform proposal that can pass or signing a bill they don’t like. 
But stepping too far into the process carries its own problems. Republicans are wavering on whether to support immigration reform, but they’re firmly decided on whether they support Obama. If immigration reform becomes associated with Obama, it could mean Republicans abandon it. As hard as it is for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to make the case for a path to citizenship to Rush Limbaugh, it’s even harder for him to make a case for Obama’s path to citizenship for Rush Limbaugh.


So maybe look for immigration reform to get a label intended to personalize it to Obama and thereby make it less palatable to conservatives. Obamagration, anyone?

1 comments:

Vicente Duque 7:57 PM  


Kris Kobach was the main adviser to Mitt Romney on Immigration Matters. His Legal Theories are not very successful in the voting booth or the Federal Courts. His Arizona SB 1070 creation was in most part left without claws and fangs by the U. S. Supreme Court.

Kris Kobach is not being very successful challenging the Federal Government on the DACA ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) or presidential executive order for Dreamers. Most of his arguments have been dispelled by a Federal Judge.

Legal expert Ben Winograd at Immigration Impact says :

"Friday’s ruling dismissed the majority of Kris Kobach's claims because the plaintiffs lacked “standing” to bring suit in the first place."

"Even by “winning” the lawsuit, the only thing Kobach would accomplish would be allowing ICE agents to issue pieces of paper of little practical significance." ....


Immigration Impact
Federal Judge Leaves Anti-DACA Lawsuit Hanging By a Thread
by Ben Winograd
January 30, 2013


http://immigrationimpact.com/2013/01/30/federal-judge-leaves-anti-daca-lawsuit-hanging-by-a-thread/


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