In the heat of an election year, the prospect of immigration legislation appears to be striking a divide into the Republican Party on Capitol Hill.
|Scooped by Sidney Jackson|
April 29, 2014 (Tuesday)
Semester 2 Week #15
Immigration legislation, among other recent social issues, has recently threatened to create greater rifts within the Republican Party. House Speaker John Boehner, however, seems adamant in taking a stand and preparing to aggressively push for an immigration bill. The Republican Party for the past few years has been accused of resisting change, even, at times, at the expense of their own party. Now Boehner is challenging his party to step up to the plate and start making the tough decisions.
Concerns over immigration policy have grown and cannot be ignored. Immigration must be addressed and stance must be taken.
I believe what Boehner is trying to convey to his fellow party members is that sometimes they have to get their hands dirty. It’s easy to remain rather uninvolved and allow a set, rigid wall of established ideology dictate the Republican’s stance, but this is not what is in the best interest of a party (which has a goal, essentially, to win…not necessarily stand by ideology). I think the Republican Party is beginning to better recognize the importance of flexibility and evolution, something many would argue the Party has been resisting for some time now.