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By DrVMDS on February 7, 2014

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By DrVMDS on January 31, 2014

The State of our Union: Immigration

By DrVMDS on January 27, 2014

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Inside the Capitol Rotunda, to thundering applause, President Obama said: “leaders from the business, labor, law enforcement, faith communities, they all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform.” That was one year ago, when the state of our union, the president said, was “stronger.”

Weeks later four Republican and four Democratic senators came together to heed the president’s call for action. Months of intense debate followed, and a bill passed in the Senate.

That was the high point of immigration reform, and all indications suggest that the issue is unlikely to be a key point in next week’s State of the Union address.

But after a bruising, partisan year, Obama’s hands-off approach just might be needed to finally make a difference for more than 11 million lives.

In the summer of 2008, Obama made a promise – that comprehensive immigration reform would be achieved in his first year in office.  La Promesa de Obama, as it came to be known in the Latino community, went unfulfilled.

In 2012, the president asked the Latino community to give him another shot at keeping his promise. Now La Promesa hangs over the president’s head.

It’s time for both parties to feel ownership over the issue. Continue Reading

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