Latinas Offer Immigration Plan That Offers Amnesty At A Cost, Border Security

  • A new and huge immigration reform package was offered up this week by a bipartisan group of Hispanic women.
  • The plan would create a 12-year path to legal status for illegals in the U.S. and would require the border first be declared secure before anyone on the path is granted legal status.
  • The lawmakers, Rep. María Salazar, R-Fla., and Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, call it “The Dignity Act.”
  • While it offers legal citizenship, the duo said amnesty is not the key. “I don’t want anyone to confuse amnesty with dignity,” Salazar said in a Capitol Hill news conference. “This is not amnesty. Amnesty is what the undocumented have right now and have had for 30 years. Free roads, free schools and free hospitals. In the Dignity Law everyone pays for their ride.”