January 24, 2007
2007 may be the year that comprehensive immigration reform finally succeeds. President Bush again called for comprehensive changes in his State of the Union address last night and, ironically, he found a more receptive audience among the Democratic listeners than his Republican ones. With the new Democratic majority, comprehensive immigration reform may have a real chance at success. Senate Democrats have already introduced a “placeholder” immigration bill–essentially a bill without content but that places the topic on the agenda. The wheels are beginning to turn. Stay tuned.