Nancy Pelosi considers the influx of children immigrants as an “opportunity”. “I wish I could take all those children home with me,” Pelosi said of the throng of parent-less children crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. Nancy Pelosi was visiting the border town of Brownsville, Texas.
“We’re all Americans in this hemisphere, North and South America,” Nancy Pelosi insisted according to The Blaze. Her goal was to show the rest of the world how to handle immigration problems, adding, “We need to find the best solution to the problem, not necessarily the fastest.”
“This crisis that some call a crisis, we have to view as an opportunity,” Pelosi said. “If you believe as we do that every child, every person has a spark of divinity in them, and is therefore worthy of respect — what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling, array of God’s children, worthy of respect.”
According to Fox News, Republicans blame the influx of immigrants on President Obama’s administration’s policies, accusing them of being too lax and actually encouraging illegal immigration. Fox News also confirms that Obama has committed $2 billion to respond to the boom in illegal immigrant children and that the administration will ask Congress for additional funding and added “flexibility” so that the government can “deal with the significant rise in apprehensions of children and individuals from Central America who are crossing into the United States.”
Nancy Pelosi insists that immigration reform must be discussed in both the House and Senate, that a resolution must come of those discussions. However, the question remains if both sides of the aisle can put their differences aside and work together to form a resolution that both sides, and the American people, can accept. Congress has proven themselves to be inept in every way, and based on how primary elections have gone thus far, we are not looking for a change during the mid-term election season this November.
Immigration reform is not an easy task to undertake with any Congress in charge. However, one as divisive as this Congress, the tall task of reform seems doomed until Obama leaves office in early 2017.
A majority of the proposals for immigration reform have been way to the left or to the right. Either offering a path to complete amnesty, or outright booting out every illegal immigrant, if we can even find them. While both proposals may not be the right solution, the answer must lie somewhere in the middle. However, we have very few representatives who comprise of that middle at this time. Therefore, the compromise is what is really dying in Congress, not the reform.
Nancy Pelosi wants to take all the immigrant children home, but she knows she can’t. The notion that those words were even uttered from someone like Nancy Pelosi further fuels the divisiveness in the discussion of immigration reform.