Every law, passed by the legislature has an impact in everyone’s life. But many times we do not realize the importance of popular involvement, and how the law makers and politicians can be influenced one way or the other. The Immigration Reform Law, titled “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act” is one of those laws that will have a direct impact in many of our communities.
The last week of January was a first step in the process of Immigration Reform that many supporters accepted across sectors, including advocates, labor, and businesses.
Potential applicants and beneficiaries of immigration reform are hopeful for favorable changes in the system for 2013. Mainly, ensuring that a new legislation creates a path to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people who contribute every day to their communities. The current administration, however, has to understand the clear demands of organized groups, and boldly disregard the stubborn blockade immigration reform pushed by radical groups. It is important for individuals to join local and national organization and ensure that the push for reform does not stop while other political battles take place in Washington.