New Bill Could Overhaul Current Immigration System
The senate has opened debate on a far-reaching
legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration system, now offering the
promise of citizenship to millions.
Supporters of the bill say it would
make the country safer and help immigrants living in the nation illegally to
get right with the law.
Opponents argue it will only offer
amnesty without ever enforcing the immigration laws the country already has in
Despite these varying opinions lawmakers
say they have a responsibility to find a solution.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R) Alabama, said "the
members of the senate, the members of the congress, and the American people,
they need to be asking, does this bill do what has been promised for it?"
If it does he said "we may be on the track
to doing something good. But if it doesn't, it needs to be rejected. We cannot
go down the path of amnesty now and another massive illegality in the future. Cannot
The senate is expected to debate for
weeks on the bill with votes starting Tuesday to move the measure forward.