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June 24, 2009

Immigration Reform? Wait 'Till Next Year

Advocates, Foes Agree It's Off Obama's Radar

New America Media, News Report, Jun Wang, Posted: Jun 23, 2009


"LOS ANGELES, Calif - If there's one thing immigration proponents and foes can agree on it's this: a legislative overhaul of our immigration system has been pushed down the president's priorities list and probably won't happen this year.

That was the consensus on Thursday at a panel titled, "Are We on Our Way to Immigration Reform?" at the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs California State University, Los Angeles.

While generally engaged in a heated argument, the panelists all agreed that the economy and healthcare are higher up on the country's priority list than immigration reform.

According to Ira Mehlman of the conservative Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), immigration is the top issue for only nine percent of Latinos."...

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 24, 2009 04:29 PM


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