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Chamber of Commerce Pushes for Immigration Reform

by Gamino Law Offices on 01/27/14

Immigration lawyers like Attorney Carlos Gamino are keeping tabs as we may be finally looking at the first steps toward real, serious immigration reform. The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce pledged Wednesday discuss matters with immigration lobbyists and pledged to commit to pushing for the election of pro-business candidates in November's midterm congressional elections.

According to chamber president Tom Donohue, who spoke during his annual "State of American Business" speech, the largest business-lobbying group in the U.S. "will pull out the stops" to encourage Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.  

Donohue said the group is ready to shell out the big bucks in order to make sure legislators pass pro-business measures in an election year, even though it’s pretty tough to enact laws that have nothing to do with immigration, let alone ones that are very controversial.

Apparently, Donahue does not feel the heat. “If you can't make them see the light, then as least make them feel some heat," he pledged.

Back in June, the Senate revised several immigration laws, but we have yet to see a measure pass in the House, where several Republican law makers oppose the Senate’s idea of providing a pathway for the nation’s roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship.

House Speaker John Boehner is expected to release a blueprint of a possible immigration bill the House might consider, so this is a very good step in the right direction. Boehner also recently hired Rebecca Tallent, a former aide to Sen. John McCain, and long-time immigration reform supporter.

Hopefully 2014 will finally be the year of comprehensive immigration reform. If not, undocumented immigrants can always count on our immigration attorneys here at Gamiño Law Offices for help in protecting their rights.

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