In full-fledged campaign mode in his State of the Union address the Deporter-in-Chief once again dangled the immigration reform carrot.
Here is the footage:
Anyone buying it?
As I have said before, where is the leadership? Why is this President unwilling to release a framework for immigration reform in order to garner public support? Don't permit the do-nothing election-year Congress to continue to ignore the issue for the last quarter of your Presidency. Shame both parties into taking action. Release an actual plan for reform, and let the pollsters do their job. Let things happen. Be the ball. That's what a leader does.
Mr. President, you weren't elected to stand in front of the American people to say that you are for something. You were elected to effectuate Change. To do something.
It's time to show us the money.
Matthew Kolkenis a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of United States Immigration Law including Immigration Courts throughout the United States, and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. He is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of New York , the United States District Court for the Western District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).