Yesterday began the debate to achieve the approval of a draft law of immigration, under the warning of Chuck Grassley, Republican representative, who warned that he will make the process as hard as possible.
The 18-Member Committee, controlled by the Democrats, rejected two amendments to the draft, including one that sought to postpone the legalization of undocumented up to six months once the Government could exercise absolute control of its border with Mexico, but 15 were approved.
The first amendment that was adopted was to ban the Department of Homeland Security the collection of a payment to pedestrians and passengers of vehicles entering the US.
On the other hand, Chuck Schumer, Democrat and member of the bipartisan group, invited the Senators to seek their approval as a way to halt partisan disputes that have paralyzed the functioning of the Congress in recent years.
While Grassley reiterated his criticism to the project because he considers that it does not contain sufficient measures to prevent new waves of undocumented immigrants in the future.
The U.S President, Barack Obama, reiterated his expectation that the legislative process culminates in the first half of 2013.