Publisher: Against The Current
Date Written: 01/09/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20077
Some thoughts on the U.S. Senate's tortuous immigration reform bill.
On one level, even discussing the U.S. Senate's tortuous immigration reform bill may seem pointless, given that anything that might be passed by the current chamber of horrors known as the House of Representatives will unquestionably be even worse, and absolutely unsupportable for any supporter of immigrant rights -- or basic human rights for that matter.
Nonetheless, the discussion matters because this legislation, or the lack of it, heavily impacts the real lives of millions of people in this country -- people who live in permanent insecurity but are becoming increasingly vocal about their rights and their families futures. That's why we present, in the following three contributions, a sampling of voices and arguments on what the "comprehensive immigration reform" as passed by the Senate might, or might not, mean.