The Washington Post weighs in on President Obama’s latest move to fix our broken immigration system by examining in totality all that his administration has done on this contentious issue. In Alabama the state legislature is set to review new legislation which seeks to rewrite their state passed immigration law. After much debate and finally agreement, trucks from Mexico and Canada are entering the United States at 2.6% more then they did in the past.
Sensible Improvements on Immigration The Washington Post weighs in on President Obama’s latest move to fix our broken immigration system by examining in totality all that his administration has done on this contentious issue.”PRESIDENT OBAMA has gotten more notice for what he’s failed to do on immigration policy than for what he’s done right. The fact remains that his administration is taking steps to rationalize what has become a deeply dysfunctional system. Meanwhile Republicans, increasingly nervous that they have antagonized Hispanics with their hostility to illegal immigrants, are seeking a way back into the good graces of the country’s fastest-growing minority voting bloc. Taken together, this picture presents a stark contrast between one party trying to get something done and another that can think only of limiting the political fallout caused by obstructionism.”
Panel to Discuss Revisions to State Immigration Law In Alabama the states legislature is set to review new legislation which seeks to rewrite their state passed immigration law. “Legislators this week will begin the task of reviewing a bill that rewrites Alabama’s immigration law, which is the toughest in the nation. The bill, by Republican Rep. Micky Hammon of Decatur, was introduced last week and will be debated Wednesday morning at a meeting of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.The bill was introduced in an attempt to ease some of the concerns that have been raised by religious groups and others to the new immigration law, which was approved by the Legislature last year. The committee meeting has been scheduled in the House chamber rather than in the committee’s usual meeting room because a large crowd is anticipated.”
Truck Border Crossings Rose 2.6% Last Year After much debate and finally agreement over how to allow access of trucks from Mexico and Canada to enter the United States, crossings have risen 2.6%. “The number of trucks that crossed into the United States from Mexico and Canada rose 1.7% last year from 2010, with the Mexican border seeing a larger increase, the Department of Transportation said. Of the 10.4 million truck crossings into the U.S., 4.9 million were from Mexico, a 2.6% increase over 2010, DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics said Friday. The U.S.-Canadian border saw just an 0.8% uptick in truck traffic into the United States, BTS said. The larger increase from Mexico comes mainly from manufacturers that are moving operations to Mexico from Asia, said Nelson Balido, president of the Border Trade Alliance, an association of companies that depend on international trade within North America.”