White House on the Immigration Reform bill

The domestic policy director of the Barack Obama administration, tried to motivate the comprehensive immigration reform supporters by asking them to do the same thing which the civil rights leaders of the 1960s did- not accepting defeat at the hands of their opponents.

Cecilia Muñoz, who holds a very high position among Latino officials in the White house, linked today’s fight for immigration reforms to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

She also said that Immigration reform is not the main purpose but just a small piece of the agenda. It can now be quantified what it means for creating jobs not only for immigrants but for the rest of the United States people too.

Muñoz, who has been an important person for Obama on immigration policy, notified that any reform measure is unlikely to happen before October.

There would be a few legislative days in September when the members of Congress would return from their summer break, but only for debt-ceiling and the budget.


This is much later that the August deadline that President Obama had expected and hoped for as more delays could lessen the chances of an immigration reform bill being passed this year.

In an interview with Fox News Latino, Muñoz said that she hopes for a vote on the reform bill before October but on Monday it was informed by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about a mid-October debt-ceiling deadline which needs to be taken care off before anything else.

It has been told by the House Republican Leaders that they will not vote on the Senate’s sweeping immigration bill and they prefer to prefer to resolve this issue through several separate measures.

Muñoz said that it is likely that the House will bring some portion of the five bills that have been ready since July.