This Week in Immigration Reform- “A Long Road”

On Tuesday, May 21 the so-called Senate “Gang of 8” immigration proposal passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support.  However, after the committee vote Senator Robert Menendez wrote that the legislation faces “a long road” and “our work is far from done.”  This past week the reform bill has encountered obstacles all too common to the “long road” of Congressional process.  Below is a collection of articles outlining the political complexities inherent in reform, and demonstrating that there is work yet to be done.  Finally, the last two articles call our attention to the human element that is too often lost in the reform discussions; reminding us why reform is so important, and why we must continue to work through the obstacles that stand in the way.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/05/28/will-house-gop-kill-immigration-reform/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conservatives-stymied-in-attempts-to-alter-immigration-reform-law/2013/05/27/57c000de-c47e-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html

Senator warns 60 votes not secured for immigration reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/05/27/the-basic-math-of-immigration-reform-in-the-house/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/26/1986-immigration-reform_n_3340893.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2013/05/27/1485674/reforma-anterior-beneficio-a-inmigrantes.html

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