Senate immigration bill could exclude many immigrant women workers
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:08 minutes (5.62 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
As the Senate continues debating and amending a comprehensive immigration reform bill that could put millions of undocumented people on a path to citizenship, Republicans in the House of Representatives are pushing what they call “a step-by-step approach.” The House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill today that focuses only on immigration enforcement. The legislation would empower local police to enforce immigration law, waive all laws protecting the environment and historic sites within 100 miles of the border, and provide unlimited funding for building more prisons to incarcerate undocumented people. Immigrant rights advocates disrupted the hearing in protest of the bill, but they also took issue with aspects of the Senate legislation, especially provisions that could exclude many immigrant women. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.