In an interview with Gannett News Service published this weekend, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid noted his plans for the 111th Congress to both address and pass immigration reform legislation.
Reid told Gannett News, “On immigration, there’s been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. … We’ll do that.”
Immigration reform advocates around the country are celebrating the historic turnout of Latino voters in this election. And, rightly so. These new voters are a huge part of the equation for winning immigration reform. But, not the only part. Winning the battle ahead will take allies far beyond immigrants and their families. Enter: God.
First things first, kudos to the President-elect on his likely pick for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). If Napolitano’s likely appointment to Secretary of Homeland Security is anything, it is a welcome departure from business as usual at DHS. It is a chance for a courageous leader to restore dignity to a highly politicized agency that has spiraled out of control.