With unemployment on the rise, President Obama is not shying away from America's immigration problem.
Obama will soon get started on a plan that will likely include a pathway to citizenship for the 12 million illegal immigrants living within America's borders. George W. Bush tried to do the same thing, but his comprehensive reform went down in Republican opposition. Obama faces an even tougher climate, since Americans are more concerned with losing their jobs to immigrants thanks to the recession.
Obama will frame his agenda as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system." Let's see if he can keep the debate process orderly.
Obama will start his policy push in May, and gather bipartisan groups to discuss legislation. The hope is to introduce a bill in Congress this Fall.
Do you think people are ready for reform?