Obama may introduce new Immigration plan
As per the administrative officials, the issues of undocumented immigrants are planned to be resolved by a widespread immigration plan by President Barack Obama. On the Face the Nation program of CBS it was revealed by Antonio Villaraigosa, the Mayor Los Angeles that US economy would face an impact of about $1.5 trillion if the stay of 11million people is legalised.
The Democrats stand united to oppose any efforts by the Republicans to break the proposed immigration plan to smaller bills. However there was no decision on the formal introduction of the plan in the legislature. Keeping the promises made by Obama to work on the immigration reform, this could be considered as the first step by the congress in achieving the same.
This plan of immigration reform has gained equal importance in the administration as much as the restriction on gun control issues and economic reforms.
Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina both senators from White House have been assigned the task to formulate a parallel bill.
Seeing the national exit polls results which show an increasing Latino percentage which was one of the key factors for the victory of 2012 election by Obama with 71 percent voters, Even Republicans are all set to change their view on immigration issue.
The Republicans have been cautioned by former Secretary of state Colin Powell through Meet the Press program of NBC’s to understand that the country has changed and the views of Republicans also needs to go demographically. A retired General who is a Republican by himself was also of the same opinion as quoted by him on the CBS channel. With a view to find a comprehensive approach towards the problem, the Speaker of the House John Boehner had expressed with ABC News that he possess confidence in taking along everyone to find the solution for the issue.
As per the nonpartisan group of business leaders and 450 mayors, immigrant owned business generated about $125 billion and these businesses employ only one in 10 U.S. workers. However they contribute about $775 billion to the nation’s economy by its revenue.
As compared to the year 1996 there has been a rise of 13 percent in the year 2011 in the new businesses started by the immigrants; however their population accounting stands at only 12.9 percent. These are the facts from the report of the economics professor Robert Fairlie working at University of California, Santa Cruz. As per the Migration Policy institute report, The US has expenditure on immigration enforcement has been the highest with $18 million compared to other criminal law enforcement.