As details are being released on the latest attempt at a comprehensive immigration reform bill, an Illinois congressman hopes the legislation will have support from both sides of the aisle. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) is keeping positive when it comes to hope of passing immigration reform this year. “I think that we have a good chance still of passing immigration reform,” Schakowsky said Monday.
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“The Senate has held its first hearings and has managed to fend off some of the diminishing amendments to the legislation.” Schakowsky says as long as the bill is called for a vote in the House, it should pass. “If we can get a vote in the House of Representatives, we may not get the majority of the Republicans, but I think we could get a majority of the House of Representatives to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill,” Schakowsky said. Still at issue for Republicans is strong border security, but Democrats say security along the U.S.–Mexico border has been beefed up to levels never seen at any other time in history.