Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer are reported to be talking again about immigration reform. But an actual bill still seems far away.
The current challenge to the birthright citizenship clause of the 14th amendment is nothing new–the Supreme Court took on the issue back in 1898.
GOP leaders have proposed a change to the U.S. Constitution that would prevent the children of undocumented immigrants from being granted American citizenship, even if they are born on U.S. soil.
Advocates across the nation have begun a 10 day countdown for immigration reform that will culminate on May 1st, while analysts argue over the fate of an ephemeral bill.
On Spanish-language TV, Sen. Lindsey Graham seemed to backtrack on his warnings that immigration reform would die if Democrats forced the health care overhaul through Congress.
Hours before Sens. Schumer and Graham presented their blueprint for immigration reform, Texas Sen. Jon Cornyn said he is committed to finding “common ground” on the issue.
President Obama once again seemed to mollify immigration reform advocates with a statement on his “strong commitment” to the issue, but he did not give them much else.
Harsh criticism of Obama for increasing enforcement and deportations. Schumer-Graham bill would include mandatory ID card.
The president will talk immigration with Sens. Schumer and Graham Monday evening, but a potentially massive march for immigration reform looms ahead.