Senator Marco Rubio will do the unprecedented this weekend and make SEVEN of the Sunday political talk shows. ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, Telemundo and Univision. He apparently will be laying the groundwork for a yet to be announced proposal on comprehensive immigration reform.
The Gang of Eight, as it has become known, is apparently close to announcing the package that has only been a framework thus far. Rumors lately have revolved around the last piece of the package being agriculture. At this point I’m not entirely sure what the controversy is over ag but at one point, earlier this year, it appeared that ag was the only part of immigration reform that had any chance. I’ve written several times that we may get another shot at immigration reform and its looking better that it will at least get a chance.
Even though this is a bi-partisan group, any immigration proposal will surely be divisive in the Republican party. That’s not the only hurdle this will have to cross. The debt ceiling, and gun control could easily derail this train and nothing happen yet again.
Stay Tuned.. In the mean time many, few states have taken significant additional action on immigration. Many are still phasing in the reforms made just a few years ago. We will have to wait and see if these proposals give any relief to finding good reliable labor in the future. Hopefully with Rubio’s push this weekend, we won’t have to wait long to see what’s in this proposal. And, with any luck, the House will unveil theirs sooner than later as well.