Immigration Reform From Dems Without GOP Support – A lot of the democrats in the Senate seem to be very motivated about moving the immigration reform this year. Democrats aren’t even concerned if it is to happen without GOP support. The groundwork for the plan began Wednesday and was set as a Democrats only alternative to what is a bipartisan deal. The majority leader known as Harry Reid as well as Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Bob Menedez worked together to release what appears to be a highly descriptive summary about the immigration reform bill. The summary outlines what was negotiate between Shumer and Senator Lindsey Graham that failed just earlier this month. It is going to require that border security goals need to be met before a bigger reform on illegal immigration can be put on the table.
The legislation is said to include much stricter rules about hiring illegal immigrants and make it physically impossible for employers to employ an illegal immigrant. It will require new work in the areas of visa provisions as well as a better pathway to citizenship for those who are illegal immigrants and wish to become a citizen of the United States. Democrats publicly revealed that Reid, Schumer and Menendez want to bring Republican into the discussion which will take place this summer. It shouldn’t just be a meeting amongst democrats and we all reside in the same country. Jim Manley said to the public, “this is a draft that reflect months of bipartisan work – it is not a Democrate only bill but is intended to serve as an invitation to Republicans to look at it and sit down to solve problems with us.”