East Tennesseans get behind immigration reform bill

A number of East Tennesseans who are in favor of immigration reform got together to express their thanks to the Tennessee’s US Senators yesterday.

Organizing for Action staged a rally in order to express their gratitude to Senators Bob Corker and Lama Alexander for last week giving their approval to the bipartisan Senate plan for immigration reform.  The plan calls for the strengthening of border patrols as well as offering a pathway to US citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.

The group has also urged the representatives of Tennessee, such as Congressman Jimmy Duncan, to give their backing to the plan once it moves to the House of Representatives.  Organizing for Action volunteer June Jones said: “It’s going to change the world.  It’s going to change America.  This is good for the economy, this is good for workers, this is good for employers.  This is, having a streamlined comprehensive immigration plan, just going to be good, period.”

Following the rally, the group of advocates then delivered letters in support of immigration reform to the office of Congressman Duncan.  At the present time it remains uncertain as to precisely when the House of Representatives will get to vote on the immigration reform bill, although a number of conservatives have already flatly declared the legislation to be “dead on arrival” and that the bill has next to no chance of passing through the chamber, which is controlled by the Republican Party.