White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010

12 million illegal immigrants are about to become legal, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday. Here’s a quick quiz. Ready? What is the first word in the phrase “illegal immigrant?” Give up? It’s ILLEGAL. Brilliant Janet said she wants to bring these people out of the shadows. I think Sheriff Joe does that in a much better way. Another day, another piece of drama.


The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.

In an address at the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy group in Washington, Ms. Napolitano sought to dispel any notion that the administration — with health care, energy and other major issues crowding its agenda — might postpone the most contentious piece of an immigration overhaul until after midterm elections next November.

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