Yesterday, on April 29th, Senators announced a proposal for immigration reform. It is a relatively short, 26‐page “framework of concrete bipartisan ideas,” known as Real Enforcement with Practical Answers for Immigration Reform (REPAIR).
The proposal seeks a workable middle ground on the following issues:
Enforcement of Immigration Laws in the Interior of the U.S.
Biometric Identification and Employment Verification
High Skilled Immigration, Immigration of Lower‐Skilled Workers , Promoting Family Immigration
Registration and Legalization Plan for Foreigners in the U.S. without Authorization
Without such a federal overhaul, the fear is that states will independently create laws to deal with immigration problems. This would be disastrous because immigration, at its essence, is the system of laws relating to how the United States deals with foreign countries and their citizens. A clear example of this is that Mexicans are now boycotting Arizona as a result of that state's efforts on immigration.