Senators Submit Framework for Immigration Reform
Senators on both side of the aisle are coming out with a comprehensive make-over of the nation's immigration laws. It would give Democrats what they want – a path to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants. And offer Republicans the promise of tougher border security. But not everyone is for changing the laws. Bob Dane of the Federation for American Immigration Reform says the plan would do a disservice to Americans here legally, especially those looking for work:
“We don’t need an amnesty bill. This Congress needs to compel the President to enforce our existing laws and implement a mandatory e-verify so the jobs we have are reserved for American workers only.”
The five-page senate framework submitted by Senators Schumer, McCain, Durbin, Graham, Menendez, Rubio, Bennet and Flake states that it’s intention is to create a workable program to meet the needs of America’s agricultural industry, including dairy, to find agricultural workers when American workers are not available to fill open positions.