What’s the story with immigration reform? It seems to me that immigration reform becomes an issue during election years. And the rest of the time, all we hear is local politicians speaking about a need for change during off years.
Why is it this way? Firstly, most are considering Hispanics to be a swing voting group. Not “swing” as in, they may vote for Romney, but “swing” as in they may or may not vote at all. While immigration reform is something that needs to be discussed by the federal government, it only seems to be a topic of discussion during an election year. Illegal immigration can drain a state bank account because if you are not paying taxes, you aren’t paying into the government, and you aren’t paying for the facilities that you are using. While immigration reform is usually seen as a race issue, in reality, it’s all about money–just like elections.