Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Immigrant Rights Advocates Pleased With Reform Proposal

Immigration-reform-flagArizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern.  

Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure “a breath of fresh air” after years of frustration over the lack of action by Congress.  Goldman likes the bill’s DREAM Act and legalization components, along with the possibility of a guest worker program. But he is concerned about the impact of billions of dollars earmarked for security along Arizona's southern border.

Goldman acknowledges that the reform measure is not likely to get far in the US House of Representatives without a border security component as well as a national mandate for employers to use the E-Verify system to check applicants.

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