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Immigration reform 2015 news: Congressional Hispanic Caucus working on a new bill

Immigration reform 2015 news: Congressional Hispanic Caucus working on a new bill

Immigration reform 2015 news: Congressional Hispanic Caucus working on a new bill

Immigration reform seems to be mired in a sort of stalemate. There is no forward movement as far as immigration reform is concerned.

Immigration bill has been successfully torpedoed by the Republicans. Even President Barack Obama’s executive order was unacceptable to them. Led by Texas, 25 Republican ruled states moved to Federal court to stop its implementation.

Now there is a huge question mark over Obama’s executive order too. For around eleven million undocumented immigrants who were promised to be given the US nationality more than two years ago, this has been a story of unending trial by fire.

US senate buildingNonetheless people are not giving up. Different sorts of initiatives have been initiated by different groups in this regard, though nothing has borne any fruit thus far. Meanwhile the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is working on another alternate proposal that, if finalized, could be discussed on Capitol Hill this year.

The person who has taken the lead in this regard is none other than U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cali who earlier this week told the press that the caucus, which is made up of more than two dozen Latino legislators in Congress from around the nation, was in the process of drafting new immigration reform legislation for Washington to consider.

While talking at the press conference Sanchez said, “We had enough votes to (get it passed), but the speaker of the House (Republican John Boehner) had no intention of submitting it to a vote”.

Nonetheless there is no hope that the Republicans will listen to any sane vice in this regard. The new proposal being initiated the Hispanic caucus reportedly has same components to bill submitted to the then-Democrat-controlled Senate last year from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” panel, which could feasibly cause similar issues in passing Congress. With Republicans calling shots in both the houses, its fate is already well known.

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