Immigration reform effort is very much alive says Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer says immigration reform is very much on the agenda.
Speaking at a meeting hosted by the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Schumer said he was working with Senate colleagues on the new bill co-authored with Senator Lindsey Graham.
"We need Republican support on this," he said. "We don't want Lindsey Graham out there on his own."
Schumer said the bill would create a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants once certain conditions were met.
The conditions include proficiency in English and no criminal record.
Schumer also said that the bill would create a new tamper-proof ID card. "Think of it as a security card with your picture," he said.
Schumer revealed that immigrants would be eligible for green cards within as little as three months if the bill became law.
He said it was long past time for America to create a new immigration system.
"America needs immigrants he said. Immigrants help keep America competitive.
Schumer's bill would replace the current family-based immigration system with one that awards points to prospective immigrants based on skills.
Schumer said the bill was supported by big business, labor and religious groups.
The ground might be shifting in Schumer's favor with new economic data that spells out the value of immigrants to the American economy.
Just Friday, a survey in The New York Times Friday showed that the cities, which were coping better in the recession, were those with large numbers of immigrants.
The Times found that "Cities with thriving immigrant populations — with high-earning and lower-wage workers — tended to be those that prospered the most."
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Irish students told “No Irish Need Apply”...
- Bill O’Reilly slams Nelson Mandela as an...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne brands new Pope...
- Dubliner found guilty of vicious Temple Bar...
- Top ten negative terms used to describe Irish...
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
- Are the Celts one of the ten lost tribes...
Finally! They hit the nail-on-the-head with 'donkeys'. My father, although born in Limerick but raised in NYC, used the term regularly to describe IriIrish students told “No Irish Need Apply” to Chicago for summer 2014
Could be worse, you could have a lot of drunken loutish Poms visiting Chicago instead of the fun lovin Irish. As the Irish song goes..."thank GoRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
SO there is a crime problem, there is a welfare problem and there is aproblem housing immigrants. A stemming of immigration may be a good idea as loHollywood star Gabriel Byrne brands new Pope as little more than a ‘figurehead’
OFF TOPIC - You don't miss any opportunity to toss out that late term abortion nonsense do you? As before commented to your other names on here - the