Friday, April 18th, 2014

Senators Prepare New Immigration Reform Bill

Immigration-ReformThe so-called “Gang of Eight” senators, including Arizona’s John McCain and Jeff Flake, are planning to unveil a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the next few weeks.  

But one national activist says the bill’s success will depend on how various terms crucial to the immigration debate are defined.  

One such term is “back of the line,” as in undocumented residents seeking a path to citizenship who must pay a fine and go to the back of the line. Lydia Guzman with the League of United Latin American Citizens says there is no “back of the line” because the ”line” has not existed since 1996.

There is currently a waiting list of more than 4-million family members of citizens and legal residents hoping to gain legal status in the U.S.

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