Comprehensive Immigration Reform Hearings: What Could they Mean for Congolese Immigrants Living in the US?

This morning marked an important step for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States, as many influential leaders testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Comprehensive immigration reform, for many living in the United States, is a way out for undocumented persons. But for many immigrants from the Congo and throughout Africa, comprehensive immigration reform would also mean reforms to employment and for reunification of families.

Among those testifying were Jose Antonio Vargas, the Filipino American journalist and founder of Define American; Jessica Vaughan, the Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies; Chris Crane, the president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council; and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza.

You can follow the continuing conversation with the hashtag #CIR. Video of Antonio Vargas’ testimony is below.

What does Comprehensive Immigration Reform mean to you? Leave your comment below.

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