Thursday, April 2, 2015
Immigration Reform 2015: What Menendez Corruption Charges Mean For National Debate On Immigrant Rights
Cristina Silva of the International Business Times analyzes the impacts of the indictment of an ardent supporter of immigration reform on the prospects for immigration reform. For decades, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has been a national advocate for Latinos and immigrants, holding their hands at immigration reform rallies and pushing for legislation in Congress to expand their legal rights. But with Menendez now facing federal corruption charges, Latino groups fear that their tireless champion will have to turn his attention to his own problems, leaving them without a voice in Washington.