What if I told you that a single policy initiative could enrich our communities, inject a catalyst into our economy, strengthen our families, and secure our border all the while bringing *in* money for the federal government? (http://nyti.ms/N7Mk4c)
You might call me crazy.
But such a plan exists. It was the comprehensive immigration bill that passed the U.S. Senate with 68 votes last summer. A bill that has languished in the House for the last 500+ days.
Such is what gave rise to the executive actions announced by President Obama last night. The three major steps he will take to address our broken immigration system are: (1) invest in border patrol (2) facilitate student/worker/entrepreneur visas, and (3) deprioritize the deportations of parents who have been here more than five years, pursuant to a criminal background check & back taxes. These proposals will lift the threat of deportation from an estimated five million mothers & fathers and long standing members of our communities.