Obama meets Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, talks immigration
Odds are the GOP will eventually begin clamoring for an amnesty as much as the Democrats, they’ll pass it, then Democrats will play the same game they have for years, marginalizing the GOP among a bunch of new voters and the GOP will be resigned to the wilderness nationally for years.
Rinse and repeat. Any questions?
President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto stops by the White House late this afternoon.
“The United States remains committed to work in partnership with Mexico to increase economic competitiveness in both countries, promote regional development, advance bilateral efforts to develop a secure and efficient 21st Century Border, and address our common security challenges,” says the White House schedule.
Obama and aides believe the recent election gives them a better chance for new immigration legislation, in part because Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did no so poorly with Hispanic voters.
The White House wants an agreement that provides better border security as well as a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who are already in the United States.
Republicans have insisted on a security-only bill, but may more amenable to new citizenship rules in an effort to build more support with Hispanics.
More here: Obama meets Mexican leader, talks immigration.
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