Today, President Obama decided to take his chances and address the issue of immigration instead of the country’s problematic debt crisis. Is this an ingenious strategy or what? The Republican Party has been flailing at the feet of their constituency as a result of the Tea Party’s extreme and unfavorable political views. President Obama has chosen the perfect opening to finally make changes he promised during the election.
The immigration law has not been accepted by politicians, but widely accepted among Americans in both parties. In the case of Tea Party Republicans, we already assume their stance on any policy that benefits anyone but millionaires and billionaires, which is refuse and refute. Why is it problematic to allow children of immigrants to attend college after being in the United States all of their lives? It was not the child’s fault for being brought to this country, and since we are considered a Christian country, you would expect nothing but acceptance. However, religion only presents itself during election season. Many politicians fail to actually practice their religion until it benefits their re-election campaign.
Will the Republicans vote for immigration reform, or will they continue to alienate Hispanic voters across the country? At this point, it would benefit the Republicans if they were to distance their association with the Tea Party until their popularity improves.