According to an article on miami.com: “Illegal immigration — which consumed recent GOP debates with charges of hypocrisy and policy flip-flops and put Democratic presidential candidates on the defensive — has faded as a key issue for Florida voters.”
My position has been and continues to be that candidates should not use the immigration issue to stir up passions either way. McCain stepped back from the issue, although we know that he is a candidate who seeks a real solution. I have not heard too much from Romney on the issue lately, however his positions on many issues blow with the wind. Those candidates who were most vocal and punitive in opposing any legalization for the undocumented namely Tancredo and Thompson – have both pulled out of the race.
If McCain wins the Republican nomination and either Clinton or Obama lead the Democrats, the next President of the US will not stand in the way of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The focus will then need to be on electing a Congress that will move forward with a real solution to our nation’s immigration crisis. Remember, the last two times CIR was being debated it was not President Bush who opposed it but rather members of the House and Senate.