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Immigration Reform: Is It Time?

Monday’s march on Tampa put a local spotlight on this issue. Do you think it’s time for America to create a pathway to citizenship?

Supporters of immigration reform are ramping up efforts to be heard by Washington. Patch File Photo
Supporters of immigration reform are ramping up efforts to be heard by Washington. Patch File Photo

Hundreds of people took part in a march to the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse in downtown Tampa Monday to express their desire to see America reform its immigration policies.

Those in attendance say it’s time for Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented people currently living in America, according to TBO.com.

The topic of immigration reform has taken a back seat in recent months as other pressing issues have demanded Congress’ time. Even so, supporters of reform are ramping up measures to be heard.

Do you agree with them? How would you handle immigration reform? Tell us by commenting below!

Brian Maday October 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM
Throughout America's history, we have ALWAYS HAD A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP! America has always had defined BORDERS. SORRY - but anyone who is NOT a Citizen, but WANTS to be should take advantage of our laws. There are over 330 Million American Citizens - why should the law be changed to accommodate those who ALREADY do not follow our Immigration Laws?
Pam Marron October 19, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Yes, it is time for Immigration Reform! We have become a society that 1)assumes that folks are doing wrong, not already trying to follow directions and 2) are incredibly exclusionary, fearful of those not included already. This has got to stop. Many folks who can help the US economy are simply, silently waiting to see the rules and then they will follow them. Many of these folks are already giving to the US economy. It is no longer just about "self", but about helping others that can ultimately help all.
Magnus Thunderson October 20, 2013 at 04:28 PM
we do need immigration reform but not amnesty which failed horribly last time but with it heavy fines for being here illegally as it becomes such as felony charges for illegally entering the country or over staying a visa more then 6 months which is not any were as harsh as Mexico own policy's but open up an easier farm worker program so farmers will start using them like setting up a farm cycle were a dozens or more farms get tougher and put one app for them

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