WASHINGTON — A comprehensive immigration-reform bill may pass through Congress this year, but significant obstacles remain, including the Obama administration’s intent to extend the bill’s legal protections to same-sex couples.
The proposed frameworks for immigration reform that have emerged thus far from the White House and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators share many of the same basic components. Both plans include the so-called pathway to citizenship — which critics decry as amnesty — that would grant legal residency to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.
“We’re very optimistic that something is going to be done, finally. I think both sides have...READ MORE