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Immigration Reform Updates

Jan 28, 2013
Wendy Rhein

The debate on immigration reform is moving quickly.  CLINIC strives to keep its network and others informed so that they can continue to serve the immigrants in our communities with the most up-to-date information. 

This morning the New York Times published a bi-partisan statement of principles outlining four goals of immigration reform.  CLINIC welcomes this bi-partisan leadership in keeping the conversation moving.  The principles include a path to citizenship and relief for agricultural workers and highly skilled graduates.  The Senators also outline plans for continued enforcement along the border as well as a strong employment verification system.  Read the whole statement here.

Also, exciting news from Illinois last night, as it became the fourth and largest state to allow undocumented individuals to obtain drivers licenses.  See the Chicago Tribune’s local perspective here.

President Obama will be speaking tomorrow night from Nevada.  He is expected to outline the Administration’s plan for immigration reform in 2013.  While we do not know yet what the plan entails, we are encouraged that the President is

acting to keep the need for immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship at the forefront of his agenda.

In light of the Senators principles and the President’s speech, much more information will be available in the coming days.  As developments continue, please look to CLINIC to keep you informed and up-to-date.  Sign up for updates, bookmark our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.