The D.C. immigration debate just steamed up with an 82-15 vote to advance discussion on the Senate floor of the super-sized Senate Bill 744. Politicos will wrangle on border security measures from airport checks at places like DFW International to a citizenship pathway for many of the estimated 11 million persons in the U.S. unlawfully. This is the largest makeover of the nation’s complex immigration system since 1986.
Meantime, in the Dallas federal courthouse, immigration advocacy groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs for the U.S. government defendants in a civil suit brought by ten deportation officers last year. At issue are young immigrants up for deportation reprieves–a group that potentially might comprise 15 percent of the nation’s foreign-born without proper papers.
Source: The Scoop Blog