Immigration reform: Will Speaker Boehner’s recently appointed Assistant, Rebecca Tallent produce results?

It is easy to get frustrated with immigration reform when so many people talk a good game but fail to follow up with action that can produce results. Introducing doomed bills in Congress gives all involved the hope that forward progress is occurring, but naysayers suggest these actions are simply political theater. Who is going to take real action in immigration reform to coordinate a bipartisan bill that can become law? One thing is certain – people are fed up!

“Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.”

“Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.”

Meet Ms. Rebecca Tallent, appointed to Speaker Boehner’s office on immigration reform. She comes from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

The Washington Post reports frequently on immigration reform as it is certainly a hot topic of discussion and claims of inaction. The WP article published this afternoon states, “If personnel is policy then House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is serious about immigration reform. In an otherwise ordinary list of new staffers, his office announced, “Rebecca Tallent will join the office as Assistant to the Speaker for Policy handling immigration issues,”[i]” said Speaker Boehner, “Rebecca comes to us from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she is the director of immigration policy.”

Tallent is a high profile figure and she could be the best professional to help the Speaker craft a plan that both Democrats and Republicans can agree on in a bipartisan immigration reform effort. At the Bipartisan Policy Center, Tallent serves as the director of immigration policy. “Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.[ii]

Prior to joining the Bipartisan Policy Center, Tallent started her career on Capitol Hill working for the office of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) in 2001[iii].  In another recent article Tallent is praised by Speaker Boehner’s spokesman, Michael Steel who said, “Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.[iv]” The same article mentions what others have omitted: “The previous staffer in charge of immigration policy left Boehner’s office a few weeks ago for another job.”

As thousands of undocumented immigrants fear deportation on a daily basis, and as protesters in Washington D.C. continue fasting in protest, many are hopeful that as Speaker Boehner’s new Assistant on immigration reform, Tallent will get the job done. As news updates in immigration reform become available, the Law Offices of KiKi M. Mosley will share news and information to those who cannot wait for much needed immigration reform.

Attorney KiKi M. Mosley is licensed to practice law by the States of Illinois and Louisiana. She is skilled and experienced in complex immigration law issues. For more information about the law firm, please tap/click here to visit the rest of the website, and do not forget to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” on Twitter or Google Plus.


[i] The Washington Post: John Boehner resurrects immigration reform. By Jennifer Rubin, Dec. 3, 2013.

[ii] Website for Bipartisan Policy Center: About.

[iii] Website for Bipartisan Policy Center: About/staff/Rebecca-Tallent.

[iv] National Journal: New Boehner Hire Supports Path to Citizenship. By Fawn Johnson and Elahe Izadi. Dec. 3, 2013.

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