- Special Features
- Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
President Obama’s plan for immigration has not officially been proposed to either house of Congress, but it is already facing criticism.
The President’s plan would give all illegal immigrants the chance to become legal citizens within eight years.USA Today reports that the bill will also provide for more security funding and create “Lawful Prospective Immigrant" visa for current immigrants to grant their families back home temporary legal status.
During President Obama’s State of the Union address he stated, “And as we speak, bipartisan groups in both chambers are working diligently to draft a bill, and I applaud their efforts”.
This is true, according to Fox News, but the planning is not going smoothly.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is a member on the Senate bipartisan group trying to develop a bill that will be easily passed through Congress.
Rubio calls the President’s proposal “half-baked and seriously flawed”. He says, "If actually proposed, the president's bill would be dead on arrival in Congress, leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal immigration system for years to come".