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Immigration reform 2015 news: After killing Obama executive order, Republicans may have to fall in line

Immigration reform 2015 news: After killing Obama executive order, Republicans may have to fall in line

Immigration reform 2015 news: After killing Obama executive order, Republicans may have to fall in line 

Immigration reform seems to have been killed by Republicans in the US. The Obama executive order that would have given immediate and long term relief to at least five million undocumented immigrants who have spent decades in this country, has been denied implementation by utter lack of compassion by the Republicans.

Now when it is looking that their decision is going to backfire, there are some Republicans who are asking the organization to take up targeted immigration reforms before the Presidential elections 2016.

There is no denying the fact that if they don’t act now, they will give the White House to Democrats on a platter. The organization seems to be so badly divided at the moment that every second Republican leader- to be on safer side –seems to be aspiring to move to the White House. Till now around a dozen people from the GOP have express their willingness to take the plunge.

Photo courtesy woodtv.comTill now the Republicans have remained indifferent to the miseries being endured by undocumented immigrants who were assured by the same party in the year 2013 that they will get the immigration reform bill passed.

Now there are reasons to believe that conservatives and others in the GOP are trying to convince the party high command that a failure of Congress to tackle immigration head-on will allow Democrats to attack the GOP majority for doing nothing to improve the system.

Many elements from among conservatives in the party are asking Republican leaders to pass piecemeal reforms. The lack of action on immigration reform will scare off Latino and many other segments of the population and their votes going to Democrats will mean that Republicans will be largely responsible for their own defeat.

Alfonso Aguilar, a Republican leader who served under former President George W. Bush says, “Make no mistake about it, this is a great crisis. And there’s absolutely no excuse for members of Congress to sit on their hands and do nothing…It’s time for Republicans to lead”. He went on to add “This Congress has a unique opportunity to show that Republicans can tackle the toughest issues of our time… This Congress should definitely pass legislation in this session — now — to address these problems”. Aguilar leads Latino Partnership at American Principles in Action (APIA).

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