The Senate began its second hearing on immigration reform on Monday, with Democrats urging that the Boston attacks not be used as “an exuse
The House Speaker said that many members of Congress have never dealt with the issue of immigration, and need to learn more about the hot-button issue.
The bipartisan bill marks the first significant push for immigration reform in nearly a decade.
Members from the group Voto Latino joined House Democrats on Monday to urge Congress to tackle the issue of immigration reform.
“Many industries would not exist the way they do without immigration,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas).
“[The U.S. has] a culture and social dynamic that can actually embrace immigration and integrate immigration more effectively than anywhere else in the world,” Medina-Mora said
When asked if the proposal would include a pathway to citizenship, Hoyer confirmed that it would.
National ICE Council President Chris Crane testified that morale at his agency is at an all-time low because officers are prohibited from arresting or deporting many of the illegal or undocumented immigrants they catch.
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the DREAMERS of Virginia urged him to “stand on the right side of humane and practical immigration reform.”