US House ready for residency, not citizenship for undocumented immigrants
United States, 6th February: The proposal for offering US residency to undocumented aliens living in the US seems to be getting nods.
As per the information, House GOP expressed its willingness to provide US residency for undocumented immigrants. However, they were not in favor of a route to US citizenship for such immigrants.
Yes to US residency, no to US citizenship—The House GOP has given its consent for enabling the undocumented immigrants to become US residents. But, it is not ready to help the undocumented immigrants become US citizens.
US HJC have said yes to US residency but no to US citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The Democrats, meanwhile, want both the US residency as well as US citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the US. Currently, 11 million undocumented immigrants are living in the US.
Pathway to US citizenship toxic--Chairman of the Republican Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), was unwilling to some of the proposed rules for legal US immigration status to undocumented immigrants. He, along with Republican Lamar Smith(R., Texas) sought other options to enable undocumented immigrants become legal US residents.
Republican Goodlatte wanted to have to something that could be between the two extremes, that is a pathway to US citizenship and mass deportation for undocumented immigrants.
So, the need of the hour is to take some time and learn from the previous mistakes if the US wants to avoid repeating same mistakes, Goodlatte stated.
Willing to break immigration rules into smaller bills—Republicans, meanwhile, admitted that they were ready to have smaller immigration bills to help deal with the US farm worker program and highly skilled workers.
Such smaller bills would be better than the bigger issue of US citizenship path for undocumented immigrants. Lawmakers were in favor of having reviewed laws to help skilled foreign workers live in the US easily.
Several advocates for US immigration reform have asked the US President Barack Obama not to consider proposals that will delay the route to US citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
President of the National Council of La Rata, an Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization, Janet Murguia, urged the President to offer a US citizenship route to nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US.