June 25th, 2010
10:36 AM ET
12 years ago

'Clock is ticking' on immigration reform legislation

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/25/art.border.az.0602y.gi.jpg caption=" The 'clock is ticking' on immigration reform legislation, according to a leading Hispanic congressman involved in the fight for reform."]Washington (CNN) - With Arizona's controversial immigration law set to go into effect next month, calls for federal action on comprehensive immigration reform are growing louder.

But with other issues dominating Congress' schedule, can the bill currently in the House gain any traction?

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Filed under: Immigration • issues • Luis Gutierrez
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. educated american (legal)

    what a blatent attempt to pass amnesty... why don't they uphold the laws? easy- the communists in the unions want to include the illegal aliens in thier ranks.

    all who don't follow the constituion and enforce our laws should be hung for treason- starting with Bush.

    June 25, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  2. Lynn

    In Arkansas there's a petition being routed to place on the Nov. ballot a ruling similar to AZ. There's a large proportion of the American public who are fed up with the illegals and their insistance this Country belongs to them. Amnesty is not an option, but send them and their anchor babies back and let their own Country take care of their problems. We need all our resources to take care of the Legal Citizens.

    June 25, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Minnesotan

    Rep. Luis Gutierrez is a little yappy dog, whining about his one issue and only chance at getting national attention. Yes, we need immigration reform, but we need to be stern, at least, with the 20 million offenders. Of course it's impossible to jettison all of these criminals, but they should be forced to pay heavy fines, get to the back of the immigration line or voluntarily leave the country. And yes, seal the porous Mexican border, penalize employers and make national ID's for immigrants mean something.

    June 25, 2010 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  4. GI Joe

    I know why the GObP folks are pushing so hard to get this done - they know IF republicans get back in control there will be NOTHING DONE.

    June 25, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  5. Bob

    America needs and wants E-verify. If Illegal aliens cannot work they will not come period. Anything less and those who vote for these incompetent fools deserve what they get. Please 2 for English.

    June 25, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Willy Brown

    This will be the democrats last attempt to force mass amnesty and citizenship for 12 million illegals all for votes for the democrats this fall. They will loose both houses if the bill fails but if the bill passes we are well on our way to a communism and one party donkey control.

    June 25, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  7. snow

    There cannot be reform until such time as the border is secured. We went through this once before, making citizens of illegals with the promise that the border would be secured. The citizenship's were given but the border was never secured.

    June 25, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. Pat Ashley

    The fool Obama plans to put up the fence after the legislation is passed in order to fence in all the illegals that are already here. What a screwed up government we have now!

    June 25, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |