Comprehensive immigration reform is dead for 2013.
But that doesn’t mean it’s finished forever.
Rallies and demonstrations continue on just as feverishly as they did earlier in the year. Immigrants are gathering together and refusing to allow the issue to die. They insist it still be discussed next year, during the next legislative session of the House.
For his part, House Speaker John Boehner insists the issue will be addressed next year through the Republican’s piecemeal plan.
That’s not stopping activists from putting pressure on him, though. While holding a press conference to argue for reform, they staged a skit that starred Boehner as “Grinch Boehner.” They also confronted him earlier this week at one of his favorite breakfast places in Washington D.C.
Just because comprehensive immigration reform was not passed this year doesn’t mean it’s done forever. It will certainly be addressed next year.
More on Immigration Reform:
- Immigration Reform 2013
- Gang of 8
- Earned Citizenship
- Streamlining Immigration
- Strengthening Border Security
- More Accountability for Employers Hiring Undocumented Immigrants