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Immigration Reform on the Horizon

On March 19, 2010 through an editorial in The Washington Post, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) presented their four (4) main proposals for comprehensive immigration reform: (1) ending illegal employment through biometric Social Security cards; (2) enhancing border and interior enforcement; (3) managing the flow of future immigration to correspond to economic realities; and (4) creating a tough but fair path toward legalizing the 11 million people currently in the U.S. without authorization. To read the whole article, please visit: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/17/AR2010031703115.html. President Obama issued a recent statement pledging to do everything in his power to forge a bipartisan consensus in 2010 regarding immigration reform. This is a promising statement to immigrants and their practitioners and legislators in light of the desperate need for change in a very broken system.