Over the past week, Ba “rock star” Obama has been overshadowed by McCain’s VP pick, Sarah Palin.  The novelty factor seems to be selling this election season.  However, one has to wonder where Palin stands on issues.  Unlike previous VP choices who matter less, there is a reasonable likelihood that this woman could be President of the United States within the next few years. 

There has been no word on where Palin stands on immigration issues.  According to an article on TheHill.com:  “…Palin’s record on immigration, as recorded by Nexis and Google, is practically nonexistent, and everyone from bloggers to members of Palin’s own party seemed unsure of her views.”

Palin’s public views will probably echo McCain Election 2008’s views on immigration:  “Border security first”.  Whatever that means exactly, no one’s sure.  It will probably be a version of Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a prerequisite of a “certification” that the borders have been sealed or that illegal immigration is “under control” by some government official.

The VP debates should prove interesting considering the importance of McCain’s choice in light of his age and the mystery that surrounds where she stands on issues.  Choosing who could possibly be the President of the United States in a couple of years should not be a analogous to a going on a blind date with someone the country knows very little about.   Most engagements last longer than the two and a half months that the American people will have to get to know Palin before casting their votes in November. 

Hopefully the press and the debates will shed some light on where this VP candidate stands on the issues and how she would address them were she to become President.    

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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