The immigration reform is one of the most controversial issues in the media today. After many decades of dispute, both Democrats and Republicans believe an immigration reform shall finally pass through this year. Since the midway elections are coming up, Republicans from the House are willing to comply with President Obama to make an immigration policy reform because Republicans want to gain more votes. In the 2012 election, candidate Mitt Romney only received 20% of Hispanic votes which was the difference maker in his loss to President Obama. Hispanics didn’t support Mitt Romney’s stand on immigration. Both sides are confident immigration reforms will go through this year as long as it's acceptable by both party principles. The media’s coverage of politics has built hype for both parties concerning the immigration reforms.
The media's coverage of the immigration reform has increased because the midterm elections are coming closer. Both print and broadcast media have covered the topic well. Log In - The New York Times." The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. In the article “Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration” by Michael Shear, John Boehner (Speaker of the House), has claimed limited immigration reform in the next few months. He said it is a step by step process and is willing to support President Obama to pass these reforms even though there are conservative Republicans who don’t support it. Michael Shear believes Boehner will go through with the immigration reform because Boehner is not concerned with the Tea Party in this situation and has already hired Ms. Tallant from Arizona who is a longtime spokesperson of immigration reform. Also, the title of the article shows that Boehner has given his word to change the immigration policies. This shows Boehner's commitment in proceeding with the reforms even though the Republican Party is internally divided. Johnson, Luke. "Obama Hopes For One Last Shot At Immigration Reform In 2014." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 07 Jan. 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. In the article “Obama hopes for One Last Shot at Immigration Reform in 2014” by Jim Kuhnhenn, President Obama is looking to fulfill his promise made to Latin Americans on immigration reforms. President Obama still wants to use the same Bipartisan Bill that was addressed last year by the Senate but was denied by House leaders because they wanted a piecemeal approach. Compared to previous years, Republicans are showing signs of confidence of the immigration reforms. The author of the article gave multiple approaches to show signals of confidence from Washington D.C. This article also brought up the hiring of Rebecca Tallant (Rep. from Arizona; who is a supporter of immigration reforms). Also, the author quoted Republican advocate Luis Gutierrez "I don't think this is a good idea because citizenship is important, but I don't think it is a big deal breaker either" and White House Spokesman Jay Carney "We believe immigration reform is going to pass.” Both sides show agreement that there will be change in the immigration policy. Unlike print media, broadcast media hasn’t shown agreement from Republicans. ABC news broadcast of This Week which featured both Democrat Senator Charles Schumer and Republican Senator Rand Paul to speak in behalf of their significant party on political issues. Charles Schumer was interviewed first and was asked about immigration reforms in the beginning and ended with a short segment on jobs. (http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/week-transcript-sen-rand-paul-sen-charles-schumer/story?id=21417330) In contrast, Rand Paul was interviewed second and was asked about the Affordable Health Care Act in the beginning and ended with immigration reforms. (http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-sen-rand-paul-21426812). When asked about his confidence of the immigration reform going through, Charles