Today’s meeting was to discuss revamping policy on how to deport someone and if we, as a country, should deport someone truly here illegally without a conviction. The meeting also addressed the issue of criminal activity and illegal immigrants.
The recommendations included suspending or even doing away with the deportations of the estimated 8 million undocumented immigrants who would quality for legal status under the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate last year but stalled in the House.
So, what is next? Well, this was just a meeting. There is nothing set in stone now. With Congress, getting anything accomplished right now is nearly impossible. I’m hopeful the meeting today does create a favorable outcome for those seeking to make a better life for themselves while we are still able to protect of freedoms.
Twyla N. Garrett