Saturday, April 30, 2011

All immigration talk, no immigration action

During Obama's first two years in office, when his party controlled both houses of congress, Obama made no significant effort to reform immigration law (as promised in 2008).

Now, he's gearing up to run for reelection. So . . .

His immigration overhaul stalled, President Barack Obama is enlisting an array of voices, including Latino entertainment and media stars, to help jump-start legislation and reassure crucial but restless Hispanic voters that he has not abandoned his campaign pledge to change the law.

Does he really think "inviting a dozen influential Spanish-language television anchors and radio personalities" is a substitute for keeping his promises?

The voters, both Anglo and Latino, demanded reform followed by strict enforcement of immigration law. They didn't demand high profile invitations for Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and Don Francisco.

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