November 27, 2013
The president says he now backs a "piecemeal immigration overhaul". Good. Those in the House trying to develop public interest immigration reform should take him at his stated word, even though he doesn't really mean it.
Unlike his heath care legislation promises, the president has been consistent and transparent about his immigration preferences. He wants, and has insisted, that any legislation contain a mechanism for the legalization and eventual citizenship of the country's 11.7 million illegal aliens.
The president is no doubt hoping the House is foolish enough to send its own immigration bills, should they pass, to the Senate, where they can be essentially smothered by a Senate-dominated conference and rolled into the larger Senate immigration bill. Read more...