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 such assistance, contact Orlando immigration lawyer Robert Brown today.