Immigration Reform Could Dictate 2016 Elections

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

With President Obama signing his executive amnesty orders late last year, and the U.S. Congress still trying to hammer out some kind of compromise legislation on immigration reform, could the issue of immigration be the one issue that defines the 2016 presidential election?

Democrats want full amnesty, while most Republicans—and Americans for that matter—do not.

For the most part, all of the potential Democrat and Republican presidential nominees are on record supporting or not supporting a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal aliens.

Senator Rubio had sided with amnesty for illegal immigrants but has now pulled back and wants a “piece meal” approach to immigration reform, while his mentor Jeb Bush still supports amnesty. Rubio’s colleague in the U.S. Senate, Ted Cruz, opposes any form of amnesty that would reward those who came into the country illegally.

But the problem that all of the potential GOP candidates seem to have is that they all miss the big picture when it comes to the ongoing immigration problem: immigration is primarily about national security and not just border security.

Like I said before, Mohammed or Ahmed will not be checking Resident Alien cards at your local grocery store before they decide to blow up the meat department.

Do you think Democrats have the advantage over Republicans on immigration reform in 2016?