Comment: Swing Republicans Hurt By CIR Inaction

U.S. News and World Report reports that Republicans in 20 swing districts will pay a heavy price for their inaction on immigration reform as the voters in their districts overwhelmingly support CIR.


"Republican pollster Jon Lerner and his team at Basswood Research released a poll Tuesday showing that in 20 Republican-controlled swing districts, voters overwhelmingly want their members of Congress to hammer out a deal on immigration reform and to do it fast. The poll shows that more than 70 percent of voters supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, 80 percent approved of implementing a better electronic worker verification system and 78 percent supported passing a DREAM Act, legislation that would allow young adults who were brought to the country as children a chance at citizenship."

While attempting to position themselves favorably for their primary challenges by opposing or delaying immigration reform, these Republican law makers are jeopardizing their own re-election bids. Furthermore, they are putting the White House permanently out of the reach of their party by alienating a large and growing segment of the American population. Please let us know your thoughts by writing to us at editor@ilw.com.






Article: December 2013 Visa Bulletin Commentary - Retrogression is here by Tahmina Watson

Article: Record Number of International Students Add $24 Billion to U.S. Economy by Amanda Peterson Beadle

Bloggings by Roger Algase: Boehner Kills Immigration Reform - Again: More Reactions. , Poll: White Opposition to Immigration is "Cultural", not Economic.

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Headline: George F. Will: A need for compromise on immigration - The Washington Post Click here


Headline: Michigan immigrants (only 6% of the population) founded 1/3 of the state's high-tech companies - Click here


Headline: Immigration reform outlook Click here


Headline: Losing the Faith on Immigration - The Daily Beast Click here


Headline: House GOP Needs to Put up or Shut up on Immigration Reform Click here








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