According to a February 10 article in POLITICO by Anna Palmer and Seung Min Kim, 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 article continues by quoting Kica Matos, a pro-reform spokesperson, with reference to last week's announcement by Bohner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that there will be no 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, a New York attorney, is 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, labor certification, extraordinary ability and marriage based work visa and green card applications, as well as other types of immigration cases. His email address is