Immigration reform will die in 2013 if Washington politicians once again put their commitment to ideological and partisan special interests above our national interest. That’s what they did to kill immigration reform in 2006, and it’s what they’re poised to do now.
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President Obama told The Des Moines Register shortly before this November’s election: “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.” During the Register interview, Obama pledged once more to pass immigration reform in his second term. "I want to get it done because it’s the right thing to do and I've cared about this ever since I ran back in 2008," he said.
During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama promised to pass a comprehensive immigration reform law within a year of his inauguration. Convinced by that promise, Latinos voted for Obama in droves. Almost four years later, President Obama has not only failed to deliver on that promise, he has managed to undermine even the smallest of reform efforts and has taken credit for deporting more immigrants than any other president in U.S. history. He has also consistently condemned critics who have urged him to use his executive authority to address the immigration issue, arguing that he does not have such authority.
In Puerto Rico, for the price of 20 delegates, Mitt Romney sold out his conservative principles.