Great Analysis and Summary of the Senate Immigration Bill
I have found yet another great analysis and summary of the Senate immigration bill. This one is from Prerna Lal, an interviewee in our documentary, a DREAMer and one of the co-founders of DreamActivist...one of the two national youth activist organizations pushing for passage of comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
Of course, keep in mind that this analysis is pre mark-up...God knows what's going to happen with the bill in the next few weeks.
Photo Credit: AP (April 17). Senators featured are (from left): John McCain (AZ), Charles Schumer (NY), Marco Rubio (FL), and Bob Menendez (NJ).
But that's what we're trying to do here...we're trying to prevent the bill from getting hacked to pieces and we are urging Congress and the Administration to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to legalization and citizenship for the 11M+ undocumented immigrants living in the United States today; provides an expedited path to legalization and citizenship for immigrant youth who have been accepted into the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; stops tearing citizen children from their immigrant parents via deportation, and; provides an easier path to employment for those seeking to work in the United States in the future.
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I was born here by accident. My father came to study in the United States and my mother, already pregnant with me, came with him. He earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California and having only come here to study, my parents went back to Santiago, Chile in 1968. In 1973, the Chilean government was overthrown by a military junta, which threw the country into a state…
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