A New Year’s Resolution for Congress: Immigration Reform in 2014
January 02, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to today’s New York Times, House Speaker John Boehner is “committed to what he calls ‘step by step’ moves to revise immigration laws.” Following a year in which support for broad, bipartisan reform gained momentum across the political spectrum, 2014 offers renewed prospects for Congress and the nation to reap the benefits of a new immigration process.
“Speaker Boehner and other House Republican leaders want to get immigration reform done,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum. “They have broadening support among their constituents to make it happen.
“In 2013, a strong majority of Americans realized we need a new immigration process. In 2014, that majority expects not just talk but action. Democratic and Republican leaders alike need to rise above political gamesmanship and pass reform that honors our values and benefits all Americans.
“All signs point to immigration reform in 2014.”