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Immigration reform on horizon

Jan 29 2013, 12:40pm CST | by

Immigration reform may be on the horizon if a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are successful in producing legislation that can pass both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. The Senators hope the legislation will pass by early spring or summer.

WASHINGTON, DC – A first step toward immigration reform has been taken by a bipartisan group of senators. At a Monday news conference, four Democrats and four Republicans, unveiled an outline of...

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Immigration reform on horizon

Jan 29 2013, 12:40pm CST | by

Immigration reform may be on the horizon if a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are successful in producing legislation that can pass both the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress. The Senators hope the legislation will pass by early spring or summer.

WASHINGTON, DC – A first step toward immigration reform has been taken by a bipartisan group of senators.

At a Monday news conference, four Democrats and four Republicans, unveiled an outline of goals for developing comprehensive immigration reform. There are many questions as to the final details such a reform package will include, but the senators said they hope to move the reform bill through the legislative process expeditiously.

Any reform package passed will impact about 11 million illegal immigrants, giving many the chance to become legal citizens of the country. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, New York, said they hoped to get the bill passed in late spring or early summer.

To make the reform package more palatable to lawmakers, it would contain enhancements to existing security strategies developed to stem the tide of illegal aliens entering the country. It would also require that people in the U.S., on temporary visas, be required to return to their country of origin after the visas expire.

“If for some reason we fail in our efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform, I do believe it will be many years before anyone is willing to try and solve this problem,” said South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carne,y said Monday during an afternoon press briefing that President Barack Obama “welcomes the efforts by the bipartisan group in the Senate to put forward principles on the need for comprehensive immigration reform -- principles that mirror the President’s blueprint, which, as you know, he has been pressing for some time … The President believes it is very important that we move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. It’s the right thing to do for the country, for our economy. It’s the right thing to do out of fairness to the middle class to make sure that everyone plays by the same set of rules.”



Via the Whitehouse and Reuters.

 
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Boehner Touts Immigration Reform: ‘The Sooner We Do It the Better’

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Boehner: Immigration reform will help boost the economy

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Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform

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Economy and Education, Not Immigration, Key to Latino Vote

Aug 8 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

If Republicans want to win the Latino vote in November, they should concentrate on the economy and education, not on immigration reform. That's the surprising result of a new poll of California registered Latino voters, commissioned by Univision, the Spanish-langua ...
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Dem border plan: Immigration reform

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