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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:10 PM

Immigration Reform Effort To Begin In Senate Post-Inauguration [View all]

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are planning to quickly revisit immigration reform after President Barack Obama's inauguration, according to several Democratic sources.

What type of legislation they will end up pushing has yet to be discussed in detail. But the party feels emboldened by Tuesday's election results, in which Republicans suffered a blistering defeat among Latinos. And there is a sense that the political landscape couldn't be more ripe for a legislative topic that's proved dicey in the past.

"I am optimistic," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said of immigration reform at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast on Thursday morning. Schumer chairs the immigration subcommittee. "It is a little bit of a mirror image like the fiscal cliff. I think there are a large number of Republicans who understand that the anti-immigrant position, no immigration, we couldn't even pass a STEM bill through the House because the Republican caucus said you can't have a net increase in any immigrants."

A Democratic Senate source who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Huffington Post that the full push for reform won't happen immediately, but will begin soon after Obama starts his second term. The Dream Act, which would give legal status to undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children, will be included in the efforts, according to the source.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/08/immigration-reform-senate_n_2093178.html#comments



and if Republicans give in to the baggers and obstruct it, they'll only be digging a deeper hole for themselves.

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