Cantor Is Acting Like A “True” Republican
There’s Hope For Some Bipartisanship After All
Originally opposing the “Dream Act”, up for a vote in 2010, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, is changing his mind. With the Republican Party’s inability to capture a sizeable share of the Hispanic vote, Cantor and some others are relaxing their previous stand on immigration reform.
Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Cantor said: “The best place to begin, I think, is with the children. Let’s go ahead and get that under our belt, put a win on the board.”
Both Democrats and Republicans have finally faced the reality that deporting eleven or twelve million people is not feasible. There are other solutions, and some good possibilities have already been presented. Thousands have been living in our country for many years, and have become productive and necessary members of our society. Offering a “road” to citizenship, and not offering complete amnesty makes sense.
Having worked with men and women from all over the world, and discussing their personal paths to citizenship, it would be unfair for anyone who entered our boundaries illegally to be given a “free pass”. For most of those I knew, the process took more than two years.
Witnessing changes in Mr. Cantor’s obstructive attitude gives me hope that there can be some bipartisanship on the major issues. I can’t seem to stop being an optimist.
Columnist-The Guardian Express