Immigration reform 2015: Republicans are killing Obama executive order despite its benefits
Immigration reform seems to have been successfully stalled by Republicans. After stopping the bill in the Congress some two years ago, the Republicans have also succeeded in stopping Obama executive order.
Their opposition to the immigration law may be more to do with their opposition to President Barack Obama and Democrats than their antipathy towards immigrants as a whole or the idea of immigration reform.
This opposition may be making them blind to the fact that it may cost them dearly in presidential elections 2016.
Given the increasing importance of immigrants particularly those of Hispanic and Asian voters, a small misstep may make a difference in the elections next years. A study conducted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) says that both Asian and Hispanic voter base is set to expand by as much as 19.2 million in the next yearâ€™s elections..
Given the small margin of wins and defeats, the 2012 presidential election was determined by just five million votes, it seems suicidal for Republicans to be playing with fire as far as immigration reform is concerned.
The latest report by Partnership for a New American Economy says that in Wisconsin alone, immigrants are actually motivating force behind job creation and immigrant entrepreneurs have made a considerable impact by starting more than 10,000 businesses. The report further says that these immigrant-owned businesses brought in nearly $600 million in business income annually between 2006 and 2010.
If that was not enough to impress you, data show that across the US around 28 percent of new U.S. businesses were immigrant startups. Inc. Magazine report says that how immigrants are now more than twice as likely to launch a business than U.S.-born citizens.
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