Hopeful news for immigration reform in 2014.
Undocumented immigrants are not just dishwashers and delivery people–they are entrepreneurs and business owners.
Even if the Defense of Marriage Act is overturned, gay couples would have to travel to one of the few states where gay marriage is possible before their relationships would be recognized. Including recognition of permanent partners–married or not–would easily solve this problem.
Politicians who oppose this amendment prove that their opposition to gay marriage is not about the word marriage–it is about our relationships.
“Few had even heard about the debate to overhaul immigration laws and possibly open a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the United States. Instead, the prevailing force seems to be deteriorating conditions at home.”
Unfortunately, this article does not mention the role of the US in creating the violence in Central America by training gang members in our prisons and then deporting them, or in supplying the region with our guns.
One step forward for some of the most vulnerable immigrants.
The United States should allow asylum seekers to support themselves while their cases are pending.
Here is a very long summary of the Senate immigration plan to be introduced this week.
It seems everyone is getting on the immigration reform bandwagon. But the devil is in the details. Can’t wait to see the bill that is supposed to be introduced this week.