House of Representatives Preparing to Release Immigration Proposal

05/17/2013

The House has declared a reform deal is completed and will be considered into any final legislation by June 1, 2013.  As momentous as the announcement is for immigration reform advocates, expecting this year to be the year our nation sees an overhaul of the immigration laws, there is trepidation owed to the fact the House draft is more conversative than the Senate's version. One example of that conservativism is that the House draft has a 15 year path to citizenship.  In addition, the House continues to wrestle with the issue of healthcare as it relates to Obama's health law and the Congress' desire to not allow immigration reform to provide public benefits to those who broke the immigration law. 

Undoubtedly, the next several weeks will determine how close the Congress really is to passing legislation that can meet all expectations and both political parties' concerns.  One thing remains certain:  Congress is working hard to hammer out a bipartisan legislation. 

While we await news, let us remain hopeful these efforts will not lose momentum.  Stay informed and write to your Congressional leaders about your immigration law concerns. 

 
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