Immigration Reform Politics. I am generally not a big fan of Fox News. However, in a recent Fox News poll, respondents were asked: "Which of the following comes closest to your view about what government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently in the United States?" 1. "Send all illegal immigrants back to their home country," 2. "Have a guest worker program that allows immigrants to remain in the United States to work, but only for a limited amount of time," 3. "Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country and eventually qualify for U.S. citizenship, but only if they meet certain requirements like paying back taxes, learning English, and passing a background check."
68 percent of respondents said they favored a pathway to citizenship while a mere 15 percent supported sending immigrants back to their home country.
Over the past several weeks, House Republicans have been doing a lot of talking about the Republican plan for immigration reform. However, to date, they have taken no action. Let's hope that they are paying attention to the overwhelming numbers of U.S. citizens who support a comprehensive reform bill. Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested that there may be as many as eight bills offered by Republicans in the House. Hopefully, at least one of those bills will lay out a road map toward citizenship for the ten to twelve undocumented immigrants.
We at Miley & Brown, P.C. applaud any efforts by the House Republicans to engage in bi-partisan efforts to move immigration reform forward. Visit us at www.mileybrown.com where you can contact one of our attorneys and contact Congress.