President Obama has had a strong start to his second term, and this week he set his sights on his administration's next priority: immigration reform.
But while the commander-in-chief might have some bipartisan cooperation from a group of eight senators dubbed the "gang of eight," there's no doubt he's in for an uphill battle.
In order to pass any form of immigration legislation, Obama will have to walk a fine line between one camp that sees legalization of all undocumented immigrants as amnesty and another who sees that as the only plausible option.
Cartoonist Kevin Eason thinks the president is going to need some serious help pushing immigration legislation through Congress. And with the criticism of Obama's recent immigration speech and the history--or lack thereof--of bipartisan cooperation, who could blame him? Nevertheless, the president said he hopes immigration reform can be passed into law by June.
What do you think? Will Obama be able to push his immigration reform plan through Congress? Will both parties be able to meet in the middle? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
About the artist:
Kevin Eason is a freelance editorial cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey. His brand of satire covers news events in politics, entertainment, sports and much more. Kevin’s work features include: Gannet, TVOne, Uptown, The Urban Daily, NAACP, Cengage Publishing, Bossip, WBLS_107.5FM, and various newspapers and magazines throughout the country. Follow him on Facebook.