The national and international spectators of the
immigration reform campaign in the United States witnessed new interest group enter
into discussions when the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) met
with local officials to discuss immigration reform. Seeking to promote
comprehensive reforms, including a fair path to citizenship for the undocumented
individuals already in the country, the council met with the staff of
Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio.
The meeting was a part of the national efforts involved in "Speak
Up: A Jewish Week of Action on Immigration," which consisted of Jews
all around the nation meeting with their respective congressmen in order
to advocate comprehensive immigration reform. In South Florida specifically,
the National Council of Jewish Women have taken the leading role in rallying
the support of the Jewish community for fair and humane immigration reform
in favor of the millions of undocumented immigrants in the nation today.
The leaders of the council spoke out after the meeting, supposedly satisfied
with the outcome of discussions that included the regional director for
Senator Rubio and the regional director for Senator Nelson. One member
in a leadership position spoke out claiming that any immigration reform
must include provision of family reunification, including same-sex couples
and their children. The council stressed the necessity of legal status
for undocumented people, pointing out that amnesty would improve the economy
and create jobs.
It has been estimate that there are around 825,000 undocumented immigrants
in the state of Florida. The path towards a favorable reform in immigration
law has been a long one and is likely to continue. Unfortunately, this
means that a number of individuals are left seeking legal status and assistance
in their immigration endeavors. If you are an individual in need of legal
counsel for an immigration matter or you have a family member that needs
contact Orlando immigration lawyer Robert Brown today.