Sunday, November 15, 2009

Further Hints that Immigration Reform is on the Horizon

The White House continues to intimate that Immigration Reform is soon to be on the table. David Axelrod, a senior advisor to President Obama, today said that he envisions legislation that could create a path to citizenship for the estimate 12 million undocumented immigrants already in the U.S.

Axelrod also reiterated Napolitano's statements of a few days ago, namely that the U.S. borders are now secure, thus the conditions have been met for comprehensive reform.

In addition, Axelrod said that the U.S. must "hold accountable and responsible the 12 million people who are here illegally," stating that before they can seek legal authorization, the undocumented will have to "pay a fine and a penalty" in addition to meeting other yet unnamed requirements in order to "get in line to earn citizenship."

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