Immigration reform is seeing a rejuvenated push. The question is, will it become a reality in 2014?
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Given the most recent developments, are we getting any closer to immigration reform?
Ivone Guillen, Immigration Campaigns and Communications Associate, Sojourners:
While the House has yet to announce what steps it will take in the near future to fix our unreliable immigration system, the American people await solutions. Yet another recent bipartisan poll reveals that broad public support exists for immigration reform. It’s clear that the current system hurts our communities, churches, and economy. There are millions of people who remain in limbo, fear, and insecurity. The Republican standards for immigration reform create momentum that should propel the House to move forward on reform.
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