Tough times ahead for immigrants after Republicans win

Atlanta.
Immigrants who wish to enter the United States of America should brace themselves for tougher times, as pundits predict more friction between the majority Republican Senate and President Barack Obama’s government.

Following a clean sweep of major states by the Republicans that saw them gain control of the Senate after eight years, Georgia State Senator Nan Orrick is wary that efforts by Mr Obama to use his executive powers to pass immigration reforms may be shot down.

Addressing foreign journalists at the Georgia Senate Hall on Wednesday, Ms Orrock said it would be unfair for the Republicans, looked at as a “rock of hope” for immigrants, to oppose such reforms.

“We need to reform American immigration laws because they are profoundly broken and that has been stopped over and over again. Immigrants are a political whipping board, which is really ludacris because we are a nation of immigrants,” Ms Orrock said. “In Georgia, we have three judicial slots vacant for so long due to gridlock at Washington, yet the majority of cases are immigration-related,” she added.

President Obama told the media on Wednesday that he was willing to work with the Congress, and insisted that he may authorise the immigration Bill, which seeks to, among other things, put in place a framework for undocumented aliens to gain citizenship, by the end of this year.

However, the Senator-majority leader in waiting, Mr Mitch McConnell, in his victory speech, hinted on both parties cooperating in Congress to end stalemate on passing laws.
Mr McConnell said it would be a “mistake” for President Obama to take unilateral action on immigration.

Prof Merle Black from Emory University in Georgia predicts that the Republicans are bound to make it hard for Obama to pass any legislation that they do not agree on, unless there is compromise.

He welcomed a meeting called by Obama today with Democrat and Republican leaders.

oeyotaru@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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