The effort to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill is coming to a critical point this week in the United States Senate. Republicans remain divided on whether to support President Obama. They are still stinging from the last election where it became clear that Hispanic voters made a difference.
Most are convinced that passage of the 800 plus page bipartisan bill will stop and reverse the lack of Latino support that ultimately helped Democrat Obama secure the White House. But some Republicans are vowing opposition because they believe that this bill constitutes amnesty. Additionally, President Obama’s position has weakened in the wake of several scandals including the IRS, Benghazi, and the revelation that the U.S. Government has been examining personal records.
It remains to be seen if the Democrats and Republicans who support the bill have enough to push it through the Senate, the House, and to the President’s desk.