Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
Nationwide Firm
786-401-4706
Injury, Immigration and Business Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Success

Will immigration reform survive?

In an issue important to Florida and the rest of the nation, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform package in June 2013, but the effort remains stalled in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. At this point, it appears the House wishes to take a more piecemeal approach to immigration by writing separate laws to deal with the larger issue. However, many inside and outside of Washington, D.C. feel there is a short window for meaningful reform once the primary season has passed for House members in conservative districts.

In general, much of the opposition in those conservative districts comes from those who are against any sort of amnesty for those living in the country illegally. Those members who represent these districts fear a primary challenge, and it appears they will be unwilling to take action of any kind until they know their re-election is secure. Many legislators look at Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, who saw his poll numbers plummet when he worked with the bipartisan Gang of Eight on the Senate version of the bill.

In addition, there are other issues that will be at the top of the list when Congress is back in session. These issues include a funding bill to prevent another shutdown, approval of the five-year farm bill and the looming deadline for the debt ceiling that comes in late February or early March. However, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has stated that immigration could be an issue in the House floor within next few months.

Whether immigration reform comes in one package or several separate pieces of legislation, those who seek to become legal residents may wish to keep a careful eye on the overall process. An attorney may be able to help if the laws change by explaining the new rules and assisting with required paperwork.

Source: Politico, "Immigration reform’s narrow window for survival", Seung Min Kim, January 07, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Successes Call Our Firm at 786-401-4706 or Fill Out the Secure Form Below

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Miami Office
2650 SW 27th Avenue
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Miami Law Office Map

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-531-8031
http://www.hawaiilawyer.com

Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.