Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Obama and immigration reforms

Today, President Obama went to El Paso, Texas to talk about reforming immigration laws. Obama says that "One way to strengthen the middle class is to reform our immigration system, so that there is no longer a massive underground economy that exploits cheap labor while depressing wages for everyone else." In order to do this Obama plans to require illegal immigrants to register with the government, undergo background checks, pay back taxes they may have been evading, learn English and will have to wait in line behind everyone else for their green cards.

Some speculate that Obama main reason for doing this is so that he may have a greater chance of being reelected.