After 16 days of closure of the Federal Government, the United States focuses its attention on the approval of immigration reform.
In June, the U.S. Senate, dominated by Democrats, hosted an immigration reform bill that sought to strengthen the border with Mexico and, under strict conditions, to grant the U.S. citizenship to illegal people in this country.
However, the reform stalled in the House of Representatives, dominated by Republicans, who are reluctant to a possible “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants. The scenario changed after the Republican in the House was divided after the federal government shutdown.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has repeatedly called on Legislators to pass a bill to legalize more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.