I have grown increasingly concerned that comprehensive immigration reform is going to go the way of this past spring’s gun reform legislation. I fear that it will just fade away and drown under the sea of partisan politics.
It’s a shame too, because the House has a real chance to do something. They can modernize a broken system by securing the border and helping those who are here illegally. They can help our farmers and ranchers secure a future workforce under a new, modernized visa system. They can help tech businesses that need smart foreigners to fill highly specialized job roles.
There are plenty of good things in the Senate bill. Is it perfect? No. But it’s a good starting place. It can be improved upon. I think the House needs to realize that this reform is too important to just let it fade away.
Action needs to be done.
Lisa Ann Young