There’s reason for hope on immigration and border reforms

Jennie Murray
Date of Publication: 
July, 2023
Source Organization: 
World Education Services

A decade ago, the Senate passed much-needed immigration reforms and did it in strongly bipartisan fashion: 14 Republicans joined 54 Democrats in the 68-32 vote. It was a moment of hope and celebration for immigration advocates.

The bill would have strengthened border security, created a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants including Dreamers (and rendered Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals no longer necessary) and created a legalization path for farmworkers, among many other provisions.

Although they never became law, and the conversation around immigration has grown more politicized in the interim, in 2023 we have reason for optimism — believe it or not.

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Murray, J., (2023, July). There’s reason for hope on immigration and border reforms. The Hill.