By Rick Pedraza -- Newsmax.com
“No year is ever a good year to seek immigration reform. Immigration reform makes Social Security reform look like a walk in the park. The Obama administration should concentrate on health care and energy legislation this year and not waste capital on this most difficult of all subjects.”
Cesar Conda, Republican strategist, former Romney and Cheney adviser
“Obama should focus on creating
By T. Alexander Aleinikoff -- Washington Post
According to TheHill.com, a congressional newspaper that publishes when Congress is in session, "Romney believes that one way to attract more minorities to the GOP is to pass immigration reform before the next election, saying the issue becomes demagogued by both parties on the campaign trail." The article also quotes Romney as saying, "We have a natural affinity with Hispanic-American voters, Asian-American voters."http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editori
Still, with job losses continuing across the country, the timing of such efforts could backfire on advocates, said Roy Beck, executive director of NumbersUSA, a Washington group seeking to curb immigration.
"I would think it would not be good for them to have a big loss at the beginning of an Obama administration," he said. "These are almost the worst possible conditions for them to push for this."
The Immigration Act of 1990 mandated the creation of a bipartisan
commission to examine the impacts of immigration on the United States
and to make recommendations for future policy. The Commission, chaired
by the late Barbara Jordan, issued its final report in 1997, but Barbara
Jordan held a press conference in 1995 releasing the Commission's
recommendations on legal immigration. The Jordan Commission called for
an end to Chain Migration, the end of the Visa Lottery, and an annual