Tomorrow’s election day. Immigration was hardly mentioned as an issue in the Presidential elections this cycle. Having said that, both McCain and Obama support an overhaul of our current immigration system. Minimizing the rhetoric was a good political strategy for both campaigns as immigration would have been a losing issue for either campaign to focus on.
However, the President does not make the law – Congress does. If Democrats sweep Congress and Obama wins the election, I predict the immigration issue will be addressed within the first year and will pass. If McCain were to win, it would be a steeper slope but still possible. Pro-immigrants would face similar hurdles if very conservative Republicans retain too many seats in the House and Senate.
Regardless of how things turn tomorrow, this is a historic election, and as we have seen with the immigration issue, it’s not over until the polls have closed and the votes have been counted.
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