Here is brief extract and a link to an article from Juan Escalante about how different immigration reform programs look when you are a politician and when you have to live with it. (extra points for the Game of Thrones reference!)
Thanks to President Obama's recent executive action on immigration, today millions of immigrants would have been able to apply for relief. Sadly the Republican Party has blocked comprehensive immigration reform and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is now caught up in the courts, along with a program known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) — which could shield parents of U.S. citizens from deportation.
Republicans remain eager to deploy every maneuver they can to deny undocumented immigrants like myself peace of mind. Whether it is denying us driver's licenses, in-state tuition, or other opportunities that would facilitate the contributions of undocumented immigrants to this great country, the Republican Party continues to put speed bumps on our path.
I have US citizen clients who live in fear that their husband or wife will be taken up and shipped out of the country leaving them to care for children and maintain a household alone. To say nothing of being able to help their spouse who might be sent back to a country they haven't seen in decades with little more than the shirt on their back.
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