Is there a danger of breaking people's sense of hope in the Latino community with the administration's "back-of-the-line" approach to immigration reform?
The only time that Obama has really engaged the topic of immigration reform was during the Presidential campaign were promises were as frequent as the handshakes and the kissing of babies that Presidential hopefuls seem to always be doing.
He did spend some time on the subject during the State of the Union speech last month…..about 10 seconds of it.
Whenever the topic is brought up to the administration, the White House talking points on the subject are as smooth as the President's now famous dance moves with statements like, "the White House remains committed to passing a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws."
Many believe that we will hear a lot more about immigration reform once the President begins his campaign for re-election. As a reminder, During the 2008 election, Obama received 75 percent of the more than 10 million Latino votes cast.
America's Voice, a group that backs new comprehensive immigration policies, said that immigration could be the deciding factor in as many as 40 congressional races in November. With two wars, the struggling economy and a dragon to slay called health care reform, many Latinos are frustrated and angry with the Obama administration's lack of focus on immigration issues.
But is the GOP the answer? Has the GOP proven to be more interested in immigration reform as of late or ever? Perhaps when re-election comes around the community's only choice will be deciding betweenTelemundo or Univision as they elect to stay at home as opposed to going out and voting for those that the community perceives to be full of empty promises.