U.S President Obama faces more political heat at home as tens of thousands of American-Latinos begin to plan pressuring rallies immediately after Lieutanant Dan Choi and other gay activists made their stand against the President’s slow progress on repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Among the many supporters of President Barack Obama, Hispanics make up a large bulk of the supporters in overwhelming millions from mostly the Western states. This time protests are to pressure the Democrats into pushing for legislation in favor of giving a path of legitimate citizenship to the near 11-million of illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. The situation does not get better as the U.S government still continues to look for and deport illegal immigrants near the Mexican-U.S border.
An overwhelming majority of U.S Hispanics mark immigration as a personal and one of the most concerning issues harrassing the U.S today. According to the Gallup Polls, 62% of American Latinos report that some people they know in their communities are undocumented. The Democrats or rather President Obama hasn’t effectively held out on his promise of handing out possible amnesty to the illegal immigrants and if such feelings run throughout the Hispanic communities, President Obama may not get the support of as many citizens as he need in the near future. There is absolutely no chance of a mass Democrat-to-Republican conversion but there is a very possible chance of these people just not showing up to vote for the Democrats which is still detrimental.
At least 50,000 people are expected to turn out in one of these first rallies this Sunday in Washington D.C and march to the National Mall bringing attention to another problem besides American health care.
So far in the political works, Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Charles Schumer laid out a reform blue-print that could fix the current system with a new push for a new legislation. The reform has tougher restrictions on illegal immigrants by implementing biometric social security cards which disallows an illegal immigrant to get work, the increase of border security along with the U.S law enforcement on illegal imigrants, a process for temporary workers to be admitted, and a tough, but “fair” way for illegals to legalize themselves. And President Obama approves. The reform also is planned to give permanent residency to those who can graduate from universities majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering.
A few in support of the illegal immigrants state it is puzzling as it was in the case of the gay activists, why a few Americans champions deportation of all illegal immigrants when their nation was found on both “legal and illegal” immigrants and especially when the American economy cannot possibly function without its ‘lower class’ performing the grunt economic work. As for what will happen, we’ll see after Sunday’s rally.