California Chicano leader via Antonio Villaraigosa is right … the time is now for immigration reform.
The Democrats cannot afford for the 2nd amendment issue to take political capital away from the broken immigration system and we appreciate seeing Mexican-American leaders such as Villaraigosa chime in on this. We don’t want to see the 2nd amendment issue take political capital away the way that Health Care did under Obama’s first term.
Federal politics and policies will fix what is broken locally. The Immigration issue is a federal issue under the Supremacy Clause.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa On Immigration Reform: ‘The Time Is Now’ (VIDEO)LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged Congress and President Obama to move now on comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to full citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa urged Congress and President Obama to move now on comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to full citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
“The time is now. We can’t wait another political season to pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he said on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday. “We can’t do this piecemeal, and we can’t have a second-class citizenship. This has to be a full pathway to citizenship.”
The mayor went on to call immigration reform a moral and economic imperative. “If we bring these people — 11 million people — out of the dark and into the light, it’s about a $1.5 trillion impact to the U.S. economy,” he said. “The DREAMers alone — a $329 million impact.”
Villaraigosa will deliver this message to Washington Monday with a speech at the National Press Club luncheon on immigration reform. FULL STORY>>>