The push for comprehensive immigration reform begins.
So does the push back.
Religious and labor leaders called upon Congress and President-elect Obama to pass a comprehensive immigration package this year and said that the U.S. economy could not be restored without legalizing the nation’s undocumented immigrants.
“Immigration reform is a necessity in order to fix the American economy,” John Wilhelm, president of Unite Here’s hospitality-industry division, said Thursday during a national teleconference call on immigration reform. The New York-based group represents more than 450,000 workers around the U.S.