HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is joining immigrant advocates from around Connecticut who are stepping up pressure for comprehensive immigration reforms.
Blumenthal is scheduled to join immigrant advocates, students and representatives of labor unions who are expected to call for reforms that include a pathway to citizenship.
Monday's event comes a week after a bipartisan group of leading senators announced their plan for a sweeping overhaul, including a path to citizenship for about 11 million illegal immigrants. The plan also includes border security, a guest worker system and employer verification.
But granting illegal residents a pathway to citizenship is deeply unpopular in many House Republicans' districts.
President Barack Obama wants such a pathway. So do some prominent GOP lawmakers.
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Hosed-by-the-system | February 4 2013 9:43am
this country has to relize that we arent the same as we were back in the late 1800's and early 1900's....different time....different set of circumstances....this country cant provide enough jobs for the people who are here NOW and those who are looking for work.........the revolving door needs to stop....if we dont manage what we have.....we will loose it, which we are doing now.....
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