News outlets have been burning up this week with talk of whether President Barack Obama is going to push for comprehensive immigration reform this year. It all started on Wednesday with an article in The New York Times which suggested that the answer is yes. Then White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Thursday that there is not a push to make it happen this year, but it is a priority. On Friday, CNN columnist Ruben Navarette Jr. wrote that the administration is sending mixed signals, and urged the administration to bite the bullet and do something this year:
The Obama administration’s stance on immigration reform is like a never-ending telenovela with multiple plot twists – sometimes more than one in the same news cycle. One minute the administration is saying it’s going to push for immigration reform this year; the next, the message is that it won’t push that hard.
No kidding. Then there’s this piece (again from CNN) asking various sources whether the climate is right for comprehensive immigration reform. Yes — no — maybe — what do you think will happen with immigration reform?