Is Romney more likely to achieve immigration reform?

11/02/2012 10:00:00 AM
Tom Karst

I think the writer is correct. Obama needs Republican votes on immigration reform legislation and likely won't get them in a second term.

Other immigration news of note:

The National Council of Agricultural Employers had a link to a help map that showed the level of E-Verify compliance required in all 50 states. Check out the map here.

The NCAE also noted the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued this report in September about the H2A program.

The Cato Institute has published a paper outlining the economic case against mandatory e-verify and the restrictions against business in the Arizona immigration law.

More links:

California Latino grocer fights immigration woes

U.S. immigration program causes extra school work in Yakima

Like fruits and vegetables? Back immigration reform


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Emma    
New York  |  November, 02, 2012 at 12:13 PM

In the second debate, Romney reiterated that he opposes legalization of the undocumented immigrants who are already here except for some young people who agree to serve in the military. That means that all the experienced, undocumented farm workers would be encouraged to self-deport by a Romney administration. Romney is currently polling around 20-25% among Latinos and my guess is that if Obama wins, the GOP will come to the table on comprehensive immigration reform out of pure survival instinct.

Eric Novak    
Chicago  |  November, 02, 2012 at 05:10 PM

If the GOP caves in to an amnesty of any kind, their base will have their heads on a pike and their representatives will be pilloried in public. Comprehensive immigration reform was crushed in 2006 and 2007 by an outraged and organized public, who's been waiting to pounce yet again. Giving 20,000,000 illegals visas and the power to sponsor 20,000,000 relatives through family reunification policy is tantamount to national suicide. Any equivocating on the terms of "reform" is enough to set off the well-organized public on this issue. A successful attempt on drowning us with Third World wards of the state is as likely as a UFO landing on the White House lawn.

SENIORSAM    
detroit  |  November, 03, 2012 at 04:33 AM

not exactly Eric there will be hard conditions and terms if the comprehensive immigration reform passed. they are already here 10-11 million undocumented if any got a real legalization will be after 8 years perhaps a green card how on earth they will get their families.on top of that there will be evaluation and security background check for every applicant + fees exceeding $5000.It does not look as you think. we have to be wise to handle that issue once and for all with all the options considered. instead of hyping up or over exaggeration or demonization. The GOP party will lose in the long run for their short run standpoint on immigration .Wise up Eric look What Reagan did in 1986 for legalizing over 3 million. that number in eighties is equal to 6 million nowadays and The Superpower USA didn't plunge in the abyss of the Third World states ..All we need to be wise up and solve the problem and no more illegal immigration will be tolerated period .

Tamer ElSahy    
November, 04, 2012 at 05:58 PM

What is the undercurrent behind the term "Self Deportation". You decide! http://undercurrentfilm.com/gallery/immigration/

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