Advocates for immigration reform in the United States continue to be optimistic that the House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republican Party, will be able to come to a deal in regards to legislation. The Arizona Republic says that Congress is out for this month’s recess and is set to return on September 9th. Whilst lawmakers are in their respective districts they will be holding meetings with their constituents in order to measure their feelings about immigration reform.
The source claims that immigration-rights activities related to immigration rights will be discussing with House lawmakers the significance of their cases. Business, labor, law enforcement and religious groups who back immigration reform have begun lobbying to their representatives already. Votes might begin as soon as October, with a conference possibly being held in December or early 2014 with the Senate.
An effort to come up with a solution to the US’ broken immigration reform has been made by Representative Paul Ryan and House Speaker John Boehner, with the Republicans also saying that they want to address the legal status of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who already live in the United States, in addition to the prospect of offering a pathway to citizenship.
Immigration bills from the House are expected to include a method of legalizing immigrants already in the United States, according to Ryan, with a number of Republicans changing their stance on the issue in a bid to foster better relationships with the Latino community.