With the House of Representatives passing a suspension of the debt ceiling yesterday, perhaps it’s finally time for Congress to get to work on all of the other issues it’s been avoiding. How about immigration? Last night, Jon Stewart checked in on the status of immigration reform in a segment titled “American Border Story,” and there’s a reason he named it after a horror television series.
Why hasn’t anything been done on the issue? Even though immigration reform remains a top priority of President Barack Obama, Stewart points out that, as always, there’s just one problem: “Umm … Republicans.”
Because, you see, Congressional Republicans just can’t make up their mind on immigration reform. On January 30, Speaker of the House John Boehner said, “It’s time to deal with it.” Great news, right? In the words of Stewart, “Ladies and gentlemen, pass the nachos, I think this is going to happen.”
Except pundits aren’t on board, saying things like “I think it’s the one thing that could cost the Republicans the Senate.” Come on! “You bastards,” Stewart said. If these nay-saying pundits aren’t careful, Boehner and Republicans are going to change their minds.