Comment: CIR Window
The Wall Street Journal reports that President Obama raised the pressure on the House to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform saying that there is only a 2-3 month window to get CIR passed before the mid-term election season heats up. Speaking at a meeting of law enforcement official he argued that CIR would make America safer by bringing a mass of law abiding undocumented population out of the shadows, and removing their reluctance to report crimes and serve as witnesses etc.

The president suggested that he is trying to support House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), who favors action, and other Republicans who agree. "They've got to have a political space that allows them to go ahead and get it through their caucus," he said… In recent weeks, Mr. Boehner has told donors that he wants to tackle the issue this year and has openly mocked House Republicans who don't want to deal with it because it is too hard. That has given the White House and some immigration advocates hope that the House may try to advance some sort of legislation this summer.
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