On October 2, 2013, House Democrats unveiled a comprehensive immigration reform proposal. This is an attempt to keep the momentum on immigration reform moving forward. This bill is a compromise and modification of the bipartisan senate bill introduced earlier this year.
American Immigration Council’s Executive Director, Benjamin Johnson states “the introduction of a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House presents an important opportunity for bipartisan cooperation and is a reminder that Congress can and must work on more than one issue at a time.
The bill’s co-sponsors have demonstrated a willingness to take a fresh look at the decidedly imperfect Senate bill and use it as a starting point for shaping a truly bipartisan legislature. To succeed, Republicans must either seize the opportunity to turn this into a truly bipartisan moment for moving immigration reform forward, or put forward an alternative vehicle for fixing our broken immigration system.”