Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – Top Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell today unveiled what they called the ‘GOP Counter Plan’ for immigration reform in the U.S.
The historic announcement came just a day before President Barack Obama was expected to announce his administration’s plan to fix the broken immigration system by giving legal status to some 5 Million undocumented immigrants — mostly parents of children born in the U.S.
The GOP said that Obama’s plan does not go far enough and will not even create a dent in the national effort to deal with the nagging problem of undocumented immigrants in the country.
Realizing that the immigrant community, notably Latinos and Asians, have emerged as a powerful voting block that could decide the outcome of the 2016 presidential elections, the GOP said it is now proposing to grant full, unconditional amnesty to all of the estimated 12 Million undocumented immigrants currently in the country.
Political experts say that the Republican “turnaround” on the sticky issue of amnesty reflects the GOP’s desperation in wanting to regain the White House in 2016.
What the Repulicans don’t know is that it takes 5 years after undocumented immigrants become legal permanent residents of the U.S. before they can apply for U.S. Citizenship and be able to vote. That’s not enough time before the 2016 presidential elections.
A counter plan gone bust.