Comment: CIR Begins

In December 2019, House passed Farm Workers Modernization Bill that would leaglize hundreds of thousands of undocumented farm workers on a bipartisan 260-165 vote. The bill garnered the support of 34 House Republicans. This is the biggest earthquake in immigration legislation in the last six years, since the McCain bill failed in the Senate in 2013. This could be the first step in the full legalization of the entire undocumented population in the USA. The passage of this bill in the House with significant Republican support shows that even in the current polarized political climate there are paths to achieving significant bipartisan immigration benefits legislation (what is noteworthy is that it is not moderate Republicans in the House who backed this bill, since virtually no moderates exist in our current polarized climate). Stay tuned to Immigration Daily for the cutting edge news on immigration.

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