Immigration Reform News

by Joseph McKeown

US News says that while many believe immigration reform would effectively take away jobs from Americans, "a new report by the conservative-leaning American Action Network, is evidence that the bill might just be the stimulus Congress has been looking for to put the stagnant economy into overdrive." Immigration reform could also mean a $2 billion a year increase in state and local tax revenues." Meanwhile Salon says "Immigration reform just got punched in the gut" as they report that Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and top GOP immigration bill writer, says: "''I would not give what I call a special pathway to citizenship to anyone who’s illegally in the United States.'"