Today there is another White House meeting planned to discuss immigration, but this time instead of the celebrity brigade, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be meeting with President Obama. Latinos who would like to see some sort of administrative relief are becoming frustrated with the President and his position on immigration, and even after last week’s “celebrity immigration reform” meeting,actress Eva Longoria said:
“We like to blame Obama for the inaction, but he can’t just disobey the law that’s written.”
Longoria then urged Latinos to register to vote and to make their voices heard on immigration and other matters, which should go without saying.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about how the Obama administration could pursue administrative relief for the DREAMers, many of whom keep falling into deportation proceedings. And this same theme has since been echoed by a legal memorandum written by noted immigration attorneys. Obama could provide relief through “deferred action”, but right now, it seems that he doesn’t want to pursue this option.
What are your thoughts? Do you think the Latino community will accept the message that Eva Longoria and other supporters of the President are now saying in regards to immigration? Or will other issues trump this one at the voting booth next fall?