Immigration Reform Near Collapse
After months and months on waiting for congressmen to agree on a comprehensive immigration reform things are looking worse than ever. Meetings in the House of Representatives on a comprehensive immigration reform have failed, and congressmen will meet today for the last time without reaching an agreement on a House Bill.
According to two sources that have access to the “Gang of 8” meetings, the GOP insist that newly legalized workers now working in the shadows have no access to government-sponsored health care during their 15 year pathway to citizenship. Democrats appose and say since the new legalized immigrants will be paying taxes they should be eligible for benefits.
This will now most likely cause the bill to delay more than it has already. This bill does not need anymore delays. The closer we get, the harder the debate will be but we need to understand that something like this can’t hold us back the way things have in the past. When will we be as close to a comprehensive immigration reform again? Can we afford for our immigration issues stay unsolved? We can’t ignore the millions of people living here in the United States in the shadows, people; that if this bill was finalized, could contribute so much more to our community and our economy.