Thursday, January 16, 2014
POLITICO reports that House Republican leaders are within weeks of releasing their principles for immigration reform — a blueprint that will detail positions on everything from border security to legal status. It reportedly will call for beefed-up border security and interior enforcement, a worker verification system for employers and earned legal status for the nation’s undocumented immigrants. It will also call for reforms to visa programs and a system to track those in the country legally. The draft principles will also include a promise that immigration reform will be done on a step-by-step basis and will foreclose the possibility of entering into conference negotiations using the Senate’s comprehensive package.
Is this truly immigration reform? Or more of the same?