Immigration Newsletter

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Immigration reform could be on new Congress’ agenda

Immigration reform could be on new Congress’ agenda

President Obama’s victory, fueled by massive support among Latino voters, has produced a new dynamic in Washington: a Democratic president who owes a huge debt to Latinos, and a Republican Party desperate to find a way to avoid another landslide loss among one of the fastest-growing sections­ of the electorate.
“Democrats want reform, and Republicans need it. That’s the new dynamic,” said Frank Sharry, the executive director of America’s Voice, an immigrant advocacy group.

~This link from the Boston Globe discusses the chances of an agreement on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) in Washington, DC. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are among those in Congress who seem to believe that reform will be possible in this Congressional session.

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