In this week’s State of the Union address, President Obama addressed immigration and implored Congress to take on the issue. However, given the divided Congress, Republican control of the House and the continuing high unemployment, it seems unlikely that anything more than piece-meal proposals will even be brought to the floor and even less likely that such measures would succeed should they get that far.
The politics of immigration have become boring and the arguments repetitive. This is why I have taken a break from writing on the subject. Until the federal government and the country as a whole get serious about addressing the issue, there is not much to say.