Published January 29, 2013
John Michaelson, Public News Service – TX
El Paso, TX
A plan for immigration reform has been announced by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators, and a mix of optimism and caution is greeting the proposal.
It includes a path to citizenship for people already in the country, says Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights.
“They are talking about bringing people who are undocumented out of the shadows and give them some kind of path to citizenship, so I think the recognition that there should be a solution for the people already in the United States, and they should be integrated with full citizenship, is quite important.”
The plan rolled out Monday also includes ramped-up border security, a reformed legal immigration system and an employment verification system.