The Merry Go Round of Immigration Reform Once Again Makes News Says Miami Immigration Lawyer
Miami, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2011 – It looks like old ground will be revisited in the ongoing debate over immigration reform. Indeed, politics does make strange bedfellows.
“It appears that some interesting things are taking place in terms of political alliances over immigration reform,” said Larry S. Rifkin, managing partner at Rikfin & Fox-Isicoff, an immigration law firm with law offices in Miami, Florida and Orlando, Florida.
“Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have joined forces and are quietly working with an eclectic assortment of groups, conservative and liberal, to get support for their immigration reform proposals – which are pro-immigration,” Rifkin said.
This interesting political duo finds themselves squarely facing a House controlled by anti-immigration Republicans. What that means is if they want to get immigration reform moved forward, there needs to be solid Republican support.
“Sound a bit like an uphill battle? It more than likely will be; which brings into question the motives of the two trying to garner support. Until now, most politicians have said what the voters want to hear and have shied away from bringing anything into law dealing with immigration reform, which is not too surprising,” Rifkin said.
While the general populace figures immigration reform is way past being overdue, who in their right minds seriously thinks that a bill could be drafted that would get 60 votes and handle the Republicans stubborn aversion to dealing with the issue? Take a good hard look at the recent doings on Capitol Hill, before and after the election. The DREAM Act was tanked, as were any other proposals that would allow illegal immigrants to become citizens. Actions tend to speak louder than words.
“Based on the actions of Congress to date, it’s a fairly safe bet that anything dealing with immigration reform will be on hold for a very long time. Will the two cohorts be able to wrangle a workable deal and get things moving again? Let’s just say it would not be something the vast majority of Americans would bet on,” Rifkin said.
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