Immigration Reform Needs a Bigger Push

Immigration Reform Needs a Bigger Push

immigration reform rallyThe Los Angeles Times reported today that Congressman Luis Gutierrez criticized President Obama and his administration for not doing more to seek legislation that would legalize the approximately 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.  Despite his criticism, he also mentioned that he lacks the necessary votes in the U.S. House of Representatives to actually pass the bill that he sponsored.

As a matter of fact, the Congressman was approximately 18 votes short to pass his legislation.  If the bill would pass, immigration reform would provide more family based immigrant visas , increase work visas, plus other types of immigration reform.

Immigration reform advocates and their supporters will be organizing a national rally on March 21, 2010 to take about 100,000 people to Washington, D.C. in an effort to increase attention to this hot button issue.

In a downturning economy and almost 12% unemployment, getting immigration reform to pass will be a tooth and nail fight.  Efforts within the past 5 years have failed therefore, this will need a tremendous amount of support and both lawmakers and the American people must genuinely want this if it will have any hope of becoming law.

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Can the President Hold on to the Hispanic Voters? Immigration Reform Will Answer that Question.

Immigration Reform Facing Uphill Battle in 2010

 

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