According to a February 10 POLITICO article by Anna Palmer and Seung Min Kim, some immigration reform advocacy groups have finally had enough with the obstruction tactics and phony excuses that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his fellow Republican leaders have been using to kill reform ever since the Senate's CIR bill, S.744, was passed last June.

In their article, Immigration groups turn to anger, Palmer and Kim write:

"Immigration reform advocates are done playing nice with House Republicans.

After holding their fire for years at the urging of the Obama administration, several immigration reform groups now plan to unleash their anger at the right."

The POLITICO article continues by quoting Kica Matos, a spokeswoman for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (not to be confused with FAIR, the anti-immigrant group known as Federation for Immigration Reform), as follows, referring to last week's announcement by Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that there will be no action on immigration reform this year:

"Obviously, persuasion only got us so far...What we are doing now is to switch tactics from persuasion to punishment."

It is about time.


Roger Algase is a New York attorney and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For more than 30 years, through close personal attention to each case, he has been earning the trust of his business and professional immigration clients and helping them achieve successful results with their H-1B, O-1, extraordinary ability and labor certification work visas and green cards, as well as marriage-based and other types of immigration applications. His email address is