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Republicans and Democrats bond over immigration

January 29, 2013

In a speech today, Obama presented his vision for immigration reform.

He plans to act swiftly, capitalizing on strong bipartisan support for the change.  In the speech he hinted at some elements that might heat up the debate. For example, he mentioned that there must be a path for illegal immigrants to gain full citizenship.

Although not mentioned in the speech, the White House is proposing that same-sex couples be treated the same as others.  This means that their relationship could be valid to obtain a visa.

He also proposed tightening security on borders and cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers.  He also emphasized issuing more visas to ease the amount of backlogging that occurs with people applying for work legal status.

What do you think of the proposals?

Could this be the beginning of cooperation in Congress?

 

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