Letter: Immigration reform is greatly needed
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate deserve praise for passing immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million Americans.
The House should be next, but a tiny handful of Republicans are standing in the way of a vote. I think this is unacceptable to the millions of immigrants who want citizenship.
The path to citizenship already has the support of a majority of the House, and it’s hurting our country to keep so many people living in the shadows.
My father came to this country as a 13-year-old orphan. Through hard work at a tree nursery he was able to earn enough money to become a permanent resident.
I am the first woman in my family to go to college. Even with all of my education, gaining citizenship is still a complicated process.
Altinay Cortes, via email