5 things you should know about immigration reform
Mariana Rivas urges changes in the immigration bill, protesting in front of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) office in Doral, Florida.
May 22nd, 2013
07:21 PM ET
8 years ago

5 things you should know about immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - Advocates for comprehensive immigration reform won their first major legislative victory this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" plan.

If enacted, the measure will create a 13-year path to citizenship for most of the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    First, nice to see an attractive young lady in a photo here instead of all those ugly politicans.

    Next, I am JOINING certain hardcore Republicans in being against this bill, but for different reasons, natch. My reason: gay immigrants are not given the same rights as straight immigrants. This is stone-cold "Gay Crow" legislation.

    NO THANKS. Try again.

    May 22, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  2. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    #1 the gop losers will support it. # 2 the gop will not support it. # 3 the gop will support it if you give up obamacare and soc sec. #4. The gop will not support it unless you give unlimited tax breaks to romney, the teaparty the oil companies and karl rove . # 5 we will support it when the allians from kolob invade earth , but only in your state and if we can cut some social programs !!!!

    May 22, 2013 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    One thing, and one thing only needs to be known.

    Until the border is shut down, to illegal traffic, nothing else matters, and no reforms should be undertaken......at all.

    May 22, 2013 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  4. Adrian Blackwell

    Immigrants in the past and now make America stronger!

    May 22, 2013 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  5. Ed1

    Go home and come in the front door otherwise deport all of them.

    Sounds harsh but that's what others had to do and there should be no exception period.

    All I hear is we are violating their civil rights well guess what if you are not legal you have no civil rights.

    May 22, 2013 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Rubio / Cruz
    Viva Cuba !

    May 23, 2013 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  7. Name alan

    I support this bill from senator . So we can know verify who staying here and secure the border.

    May 23, 2013 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  8. Marie MD

    I love that sign considering that the Cuban anchor baby is just that an anchor baby for a group of immigrants who came to the US under completely different circumstances . . . . political refuge.
    Most Cubans who left after Castro took over were professionals who, even if they had to take low paying jobs, these jobs paid for them to educate themselves to be able to practice or work at their chosen profession in the US.
    The word Hispanic should be banned from the vocabulary. Different countries and their people have different needs or reasons to be here in the US.

    May 23, 2013 06:58 am at 6:58 am |