New Polls from Various Organizations Show Immigration Reform Support

WITH 2014 ELECTIONS IN FOCUS, NEW POLLS SHOW MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WILL HOLD ELECTED OFFICIALS ACCOUNTABLE IF THEY OPPOSE IMMIGRATION REFORM

More than Half of Americans Nationally and in 12 Key Battleground States Are Less Likely to Support Opponents of Reform

71 Percent of Americans Favor Immigration Reform

With the focus of the political world now shifted toward the 2014 elections, new polls released Thursday show that a majority of voters across the country – including in 12 key battleground states – will hold elected officials accountable at the ballot box if they do not support immigration reform. More than half of Americans – 54 percent – said they were less likely to support an elected official who opposed reform, compared with just 17 percent who were more likely to support a reform opponent. In battleground states, the margin was 53-16 percent.

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Rubio Backs Off His Immigration Bill

Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.: This article reveals a change of tactics by Senator Rubio.  I do not know whether this change of tactics by Senator Rubio will bring results, but I can understand the approach that something (even a piecemeal approach to immigration reform) is better than nothing.  I trust that the politicians in Washington really want something to happen; otherwise, it is all talk for political jockeying.  

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304470504579164033849517214?KEYWORDS=immigration+laura+meckler

 

Key GOP Donors Step Up Immigration Push


Commentary by Rafael Figueroa, Esq.: This article shows that key players in the Republican Party want immigration reform. In fact, both sides of the political spectrum want the same. Let us hope that the politicians in Washington, D.C. do something, actually anything.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303672404579149902512108702?KEYWORDS=immigration+laura+meckler

 

Immigration Activists Shift Focus to Obama

Commentary of Rafael Figueroa, Esq. on this WSJ article: In this article, I am not surprised to see that the activists have taken their message to the streets as Congress has put immigration reform in the back burner. I hope their message is heard and a positive outcome occurs. The one constant action I have seen by the immigration authorities in the last few years is the continued, increased deportation of immigrants.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304561004579133602662219032?KEYWORDS=immigration+miriam+jordan