As soon as healthcare reform was signed into law, Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) proposed a legislative outline for immigration reform. Soon after that, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he was moving full steam ahead with a strategy to pass comprehensive immigration reform this summer. But Reid said Tuesday that immigration reform was too volatile to take up in an election year and that reform would have to wait. Adding to the debate, lawmakers in Arizona upped the immigration ante this week by passing the nation’s strictest enforcement measure yet. What’s the best approach to immigration reform and how would the proposals on the table impact our region?
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