I want to know, why is it so hard for President Obama to address the issue with immigration? If he passes a law to make illegal immigrants pay a fine and allows them to work in the U.S. it will benefit the economy greatly, especially since we are in such an economic crisis! I have been married for 5 years and I have 2 children by my husband but I have been the sole provider for my family. It is hard and unfair when I see people from other countries come to the U.S. with no problems or issues other than to look for a better life, as my husband thought he was doing, and they can get papers easier and quicker because they are not of Jamaican descent. Healthcare reform is important but so is the immigration issue and we have been waiting far too long for this issue to be addressed. It was talked about within the first 100 days of Obama coming into office but now it's like it's a lost cause.
Tamika is in good company. Many people feel that the Administration is dragging its feet on immigration reform, but this does not mean that the issue is dying. Reform supporters continue to press forward: lawmakers are working to get the discussion started (one bill has already been introduced), and in March, activists will march on Washington to demand immigration reform.
Do you share Tamika's frustration? How many of you think we'll be waiting until 2011 before immigration reform legislation becomes the focus in Congress?