White House preparing to take on immigration reform
The Obama administration appears ready to tackle immigration reform as the President is working to enlist support from activists and labor leaders.
It is expected that the push for the new legislation will showcase Republican opposition and feature a speech from Obama, according to the Associated Press.
A meeting was recently held between Obama, labor leaders and activist groups to discuss the plan. Attendees at the meeting said the President expressed his support for immigration reform, but noted that political realities in Congress will make passing the legislation difficult.
Latino leaders have said that they will work to pressure Republican leaders to support immigration reform by threatening to divert the important Latino voting block to GOP opponents.
It is intended that reform will remedy a number of immigration problems that have plagued both the country and immigrants. Hopefully, it will be as successful as the EB-5 visa program, which allows foreign nationals to become eligible for U.S. green cards if they invest $1 million in an American business and that investment results in the creation or preservation of 10 jobs.