President Obama Still Hoping Congress Can Pass Immigration Reform Before Midterm Elections

President Obama spoke during a meeting of law enforcement leaders from across the United States on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to discuss immigration reform. Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles watched the speech and are happy to see President Obama and the Democrats continuing to put effort into fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.

While speaking at the White House meeting, President Obama said “We’ve got this narrow window. The closer we get to the midterm elections, the harder it is to get things done around here. We’ve got maybe a window… of two, three months to get the ball rolling in the House of Representatives.”

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Our U.S. immigration lawyers have been advocates of reform to current U.S. immigration laws since President Obama announced his support in the beginning of 2013. We are happy to see President Obama continue to reiterate that he would be willing to accept a compromise as long as the bill that reaches his desk affords “some path to citizenship”. The U.S. Senate passed immigration reform legislation 11 months ago with bipartisan support, but the U.S. House has yet to introduce a corresponding bill.

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