The White House is reportedly rallying Latino leaders to back path to citizenship plan but a Wisconsinite advocating to decrease immigration is not concerned. Dave Gorak of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration says any bill with so-called amnesty, including legislation introduced in December by US House member Luis Guiterrez (D-Illinois), would be “dead on arrival.”
Gorak calls President Obama’s latest action a “dog and pony show” to please certain interest groups.
Obama campaigned on a pledge to reform immigration during his first year in office, a deadline that will be missed.
The Lavelle-based Gorak says Democrats embattled from opposition from health care reform would not risk backing an immigration overhaul which would encourage immigrants to take already scarce jobs.
Others claim most recent immigrant workers hold jobs in agriculture and food processing, industries with a growing labor need.
Brian Moon reports (:62)