Immigration Newsletter

Monday, January 14, 2013

Obama Plans to Push Congress on Immigration Overhaul - NYTimes.com

Obama Plans to Push Congress on Immigration Overhaul - NYTimes.com

Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push






WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to push Congress to move quickly in the coming months on an ambitious overhaul of the immigration system that would include a path to citizenship for most of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, senior administration officials and lawmakers said last week.
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Mr. Obama and Senate Democrats will propose the changes in one comprehensive bill, the officials said, resisting efforts by some Republicans to break the overhaul into smaller pieces — separately addressing young illegal immigrants, migrant farmworkers or highly skilled foreigners — which might be easier for reluctant members of their party to accept.
...groups backing the overhaul say they are bigger and better organized than in the past. Last month, the labor movement, including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and other sometimes-warring factions, affirmed a common strategy. Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it would work with labor, Latino and church organizations to pass the overhaul this year.

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~ Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been a long time coming. I hope it works out this time.