While it can take years for measures and bills to be enacted into law, once those bills or measures do pass they can affect millions of people. The recent push to pass immigration law may affect millions in this country in a variety of ways. Maryland workers and families may want to stay abreast of the developments unfolding pertaining to immigration law right now.
Currently, immigration reform is slated to pass in Washington. The Senate has already passed the immigration bill and it is thought there is enough support for it to pass through the House of Representatives also. Once passed, the President needs only to sign it.
The immigration bill contains a great many provisions, including a pathway for millions of immigrants to obtain legal citizenship. While supported by many, others see the pathways to citizenship as a reward for those who are here illegally. Despite any reservations by some, the bill has support from many business leaders and law enforcement leaders as a way to help the economy and the middle class.
While there is always heated debate when it comes to any sweeping reform and the passage of hotly debated laws, the pending immigration law may affect many people directly in the Maryland area. Anyone who may be affected by the passage of the law may want to learn all they can about what it may entail. For anyone affected by immigration law, staying current and understanding how the law may change is vital and may require explanation by an immigration law professional.
Source: Source: Reuters, “White House says it expects Congress to pass immigration overhaul,” July 24, 2013