Congress Immigration Open Thread

New Leadership


Artist – RJ Matson

In other news, President Obama announced today that he will begin taking executive action on immigration now that John Boehner has confirmed that the House will not pass a bill this year.

If the House does not pass a bill this year (which no one who is being honest thought they would), it means the Senate will have to pass a new comprehensive reform bill during the next session of Congress next year because bills passed during the previous session do not carry over.

The democratically-controlled Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill last year that was very generous toward conservative causes, such as enhanced border security, however it also offered a path to citizenship for the undocumented which is unaccaptable to the Republican party. They’re the party of secret border control agent Steve King and conspiracy theorist Louie Gohmert on immigration.