The Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill returns to be debated by the Senate this week. With both Congress’ and the President’s approval ratings in the gutter and complaints about the bill coming from both sides of the political spectrum, will CIR pass? The recent ICE raids around the country with stories of the government deporting single mothers and in one case allegedly deporting a mentally-ill US Citizen to Mexico demonstrates just how inefficient and undesirable an enforcement-only approach to a multi-faceted problem can be.
Will Congress manage to do something for the good of the country or will the Senators and Representatives who try to obstruct the progress of a solution to our immigration crisis prevail? I will be following the debate closely and will provide my analysis, opinion and commentary in the coming days.