Despite there being clear evidence and feelings by the populace that there needs to be some form of immigration law reform, lawmakers have recently commented that it doesn’t look like any action will take place soon. Immigration law and the reforms most agree are needed may just take the back seat again as the year comes to a close. Maryland immigrants and their families who may be waiting on the edge of their seat for immigration law reform to take center stage may want to follow the comments of individual lawmakers.
Speaker of the House, John Boehner, recently said any reform simply won’t take place this year. One reason given by lawmakers is that fact that there isn’t enough time. Currently, there are just mere days left in the session this year.
The issue of immigration reform has touched off emotions and passions on all sides. One major point of contention is the idea that legal status may be offered to undocumented workers. The pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants has sparked controversy and support from others. Other issues, such as border security, are also hanging in the balance.
While it is rare for all lawmakers to agree, there has been much discussion about the details and concessions being made when it comes to immigration law reform. Even though it seems as if Maryland immigrants may have to wait until the new year to see reform take the center stage again, many are hopeful across the country that real reform is possible. Anyone concerned about their own status or the legality of a relative or friend will surely want to stay current on immigration law any changes that may occur.
Source: InvestorPlace.com, Boehner Says No to Immigration Reform In 2013, Ben Nanamaker, Nov. 15, 2013