Immigration Reform Gets a Boost

The Hill
November 9, 2012

The results of Tuesday’s election did not change the structural environment in Washington – voters chose to reelect President Obama and return a Democratic majority to the Senate and a Republican majority to the House of Representatives. Most of the same players will return to most of the same positions when the President and Congress are sworn into office in January.

The first order of business for Congress and the President following the 2012 election is to address the looming fiscal crises. Tuesday’s results, however, indicate that comprehensive immigration reform may not be far behind. Passage of bipartisan, high-skilled immigration legislation would be a great way to kick-start the effort.

“I have to believe this will be okay as well,” he said.

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