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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Pressure on Congress and the White House; March, March, March!

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The Spanish-language press is buzzing about meetings at the White House and plenty of marches: among anti-immigrant groups in Los Angeles, undocumented youth in Chicago, and the March for America in Washington, D.C.

White House meetings. The White House is meeting with key Senators and activists today to discuss immigration reform, as well as various points of contention related to the issue–among them the search for cosponsors for a potential bill. Reform Immigration For America member organizations sent letters to the White House and leaders of the Democratic majority in Congress asking for the blueprint of a reform bill to be presented before March 21st, the date which has been set for the March for America in Washington, D.C., and asking that a Senate Immigration Subcommittee markup be held before April 23rd.

La Opinión, in an article headlined “Immigration confronts obstacles,” quotes Senate Immigration Subcommittee chairman Chuck Schumer (D-NY):

“Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and I are working on it, we only have a pair of issues left to set down. One of those is to find a second Republican for the bill, and the other is to get business and labor to agree on the issue of the future flow of workers. But we’re getting close, I’m optimistic.”