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The Time is Now: an Update on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

IMMIGRATION FLAG_11.jpgThis week, both a Senate group and President Obama announced their proposals on immigration reform. Here at ILG, we are hopeful that immigration reform is coming soon. Both proposals include a pathway to citizenship for individuals living in the country without documents. In the next several months, we expect serious negotiations and debates going forward on immigration reform and we will be updating you with any news or progress. Today’s words from President Obama: “I believe we are finally at a moment where comprehensive immigration reform is within our grasp. But I promise you this, the closer we get, the more emotional this debate is going to become. Immigration’s always been an issue that inflames passions.”

That’s not surprising. There are few things that are more important to us as a society than who gets to come here and call our country home. Who gets the privilege of becoming a citizen of the United States of America. That’s a big deal!

When we talk about that in the abstract, it is easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. And when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them.”