There is no doubt that the ball is rolling on comprehensive immigration reform with a bipartisan group of Senators releasing a framework for the deal ahead of President Obama’s announcement of his plan on Tuesday. As news unfolded, newsmakers and immigrants rights groups took to Twitter to chime in on the rare bipartisan deal making.
Ana Navarro, John McCain’s national Hispanic co-chair in 2008 and Jon Huntsman’s in 2012, praised the Senators for working together.
Democrats like Luis V. Gutierrez, who has championed immigration reform in the House of Representatives, says things are moving in the right direction. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus said the plan was tough but fair.
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez who was part of the gang of eight Senators also commented.
Immigrants groups like the National Council of La Raza and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) feel as if the time is now for immigration reform.
Jose Antonio Vargas, a high-profile immigration activist who was featured on Time magazine’s cover of undocumented immigrants, reminded people on Twitter that immigration reform isn’t just a Latino issue.