December 21, 2013
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A 70-30 ISSUE OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY:
Time is now for immigration reform (Jeb Bush Jr., 12/20/13, The Hill)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 21, 2013 10:01 AMImmigration is no longer a partisan issue. Support for reform crosses the aisle and the country. And the longer we delay on this critical issue, the higher the costs to our economy, our security and our families.As a businessman, I recognize the vital role immigrants play in our local and national economies. For businesses big and small, immigrants are producers and consumers, workers and entrepreneurs.Across industry and skill level, the bottom line remains the same: Our economy requires an immigration system that allows for a future flow of workers and new citizens that reflects our nation's economic and labor needs.These immigrants have become part of our communities, our businesses, our families. But our current immigration system tears families apart and forces our hardworking neighbors to live in the shadows.Every day that passes is another day without a new immigration process that will be good for all Americans.While support from within the halls of Congress continues to grow, poll after poll shows that constituents overwhelmingly want their members of Congress to act. Our lawmakers shouldn't be backing away from the issue, but stepping up.At a juncture where Americans are eager to see their politicians transcend politics, immigration reform has true bipartisan support.