Will the U.S.make immigration reform a major priority?
- May 19, 2011
- Louis DeSipio, Chicano/Latino studies department chair and political science associate professor, is featured in the Latin American Advisor May 19, 2011
From the Advisor:
Louis DeSipio, associate professor of political science and chair of Chicano/Latino studies at University of California Irvine responds to question: "Immigration reform and the Dream Act will be ongoing elements in the national political debate in the months leading up to the 2012 elections. While the Obama administration would undoubtedly be pleased with the passage of comprehensive immigration reform or of the Dream Act before the next election, its goals in discussing immigration policy are more modest. Obama will use the bully pulpit of the presidency to ensure that a progressive voice on immigration policy is part of national immigration discussions. His speech in El Paso last week, specifically its declaration that demands that enforcement precede any effort to legalize unauthorized
immigrants had been met, was the first salvo in this effort...
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