November 17th, 2010
Obama Thinking of Pressing Immigration Reform Through Lame Duck Congress

It very well could be his last opportunity to deliver on a campaign promise.

Conventional wisdom (not to be confused with deliberative populism) holds that if immigration reform is not debated and passed before the new congress takes office in January there is no chance that it will see the light of day in the next two years.

It’s basically now or never.

The USA Today published a story that says that “Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said he might try to meet with Obama to see whether an immigration deal can be done before the end of the session.”

In order for that to happen we should see movement on legislation within a few days time. The problem, though, is that bi-partisan support for immigration reform is non-existent. And President Obama has stated that he wants bi-partisan support for the measure.

Either way, candidate Obama made many campaign promises to the Latino community regarding immigration reform and the fact that he failed to produce on that promise has had serious political repercussions among the Latino electorate.

My calendar tells me that Obama has just a few days to deliver on those promises.

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