December 4, 2013
House Republicans tackle the issue of undocumented migrants
At least two Republican lawmakers are studying how to address the issue of 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, one of the divisive issues that have frustrated the prospect of an immigration reform bill passing Congress.
According to the newspaper "The Wall Street Journal", congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, one of the key defenders of immigration reform within the Republican Party, and his colleague Darrell Issa are working on this issue.
Diaz-Balart and his small group are working on two measures: how to deal with immigrants who have entered the country illegally; as well as those whose visas have expired. Meanwhile Issa is preparing a draft to propose a temporary legal status for qualifying illegal workers.