With the federal debt ceiling issue settled temporarily, backers of comprehensive immigration reform are renewing their push to pass legislation this year. According to an article in USA Today, pro-reform conservatives will go to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 28 to make their voices heard. These include some nursery growers.
According to Craig Regelbrugge, some of those attending will be members of the ANLA. He said the current respite from the debt crisis is viewed as a good window to achieve domestic legislation, which is also supported by Democrats and the president.
Such reform efforts are vocally opposed, however, by Republicans aligned with the various Tea Party organizations. This brings into doubt whether the legislation can make it to the floor of the House of Representatives. The Senate already passed their version of it earlier in the year.