Led by a diverse immigration rights group, a number of protestors gathered in front of Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office on May 31st to protest the latest proposition on immigration reform. As a part of the Legalization for All National Week of Action, protestors targeted a number of individuals and groups to petition for amnesty and legalization for all undocumented immigrants. Their latest efforts have been focused on a “Licenses for All” campaign, petitioning for allowing undocumented immigrants in Florida to apply for drivers’ licenses.
Senator Marco Rubio was chosen as the target of this particular protest after contributing to a bill that would supposedly create a thirteen year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, a timeframe that many on the opposing side claim is too long. This means that the protest in front of his office, led by the Tampa Dream Defenders, was two-fold; the protestors were calling for the Licenses for All petition to be heard as well as voicing their vehement opinions against the immigration bill.
The Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill is currently being debated in the U.S. Senate, where Senator Rubio is supposedly an advocate. Although his office was the target of this protest, Rubio has yet to give his full endorsement to the entirety of the bill, which covers everything from border patrol to citizenship programs. The main problem that the opponents of the bill have with the reforms is that they leave out legal status for the over 11 million undocumented individuals already in the country.
The debate over immigration reform has been a heated one for years up until this point and many from both sides see the discussions continuing for a long time before a satisfactory compromise can be reached. Until then, those individuals seeking legal representation in their immigration efforts need to have a reliable immigration attorney to turn to. If you are looking to achieve legal status in the United States, contact a Winter Park immigration attorney atBrown Immigration Law today.