Lately the media has been giving a lot of attention to Florida and Cuban-Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s immigration reform even though Rubio supported Arizona’s draconian SB 1070 anti-immigrant law.
It doesn’t make sense — particularly when Rubio is not a resident of a state that neighbors Mexico.
Should the leadership come from Mexican-American politicians that reside in states neighboring Mexico? After all, most of the deportations are Mexican nationals.
Many community leaders have criticized Ed Pastor’s lack of action and leadership on comprehensive immigration reform where Pastor recently responded with this statement:
I have always been an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and I continue to believe it is urgent to pass such legislation. I will continue to work with my colleagues and the Obama Administration to approve this important legislation as quickly as possible.
Angel Garcia, a Progressive Democratic activist states:
While Ed Pastor has taken the lead over the last 20 years on many issues such as infrastructure and education … it amazes me how oddly silent he has been on the issue of comprehensive reform. If this is an issue he truly cares about, I would like to see him be more vocal publicly to fix the issues we currently have on immigration policies.
The Lou Show, another Progressive states:
Ed Pastor has in front of him a golden opportunity to take the lead towards CIR on behalf of the State of Arizona.