Dems ‘Have A Dance Partner’ on Immigration, But Is It Two-Step or Jazz?
colorlines.com — In his inaugural address on Monday, President Obama called on Congress to “welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity.” Though the speech has been widely described as a liberal one, members of both parties have affirmed recently that they share the same goal. “The first steps to get to reform have already taken place,” said Rep. Luis Gutierrez following the speech. Gutierrez is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where bill will land, and among the leading advocates for immigration reform on Capitol Hill. “The most important thing now is that we get to go to the dance and we have a dance partner…. Now, we have a partner who actually wants to fix something.” But initial moves to join hands does not itself mean the the immigration reform process will move ahead without a hitch.