Organizations fighting for the immigration reform expect that the U.S. legislature approve the benefits that the law would give immigrants who entered the U.S. before December 31, 2011.
The groupings in favor of the reform will make some demonstrations and are already buying commercial spots to persuade skeptical legislators of voting in favor of the draft law that was approved last Thursday by the U.S. Senate, a decision described as historic.
The project, which still must be approved by the House of Representatives, includes a plan to strengthen border security, which aims to double the number of agents, build walls and fences and monitor with unmanned planes and a wide range of technology equipment.
But, it will resolve the situation of about 11 million people, who, if entered before the last day of 2011, may obtain temporary immigration status with a payment of a $ 500 fine and tax arrears, and proving to have a job and no criminal records.
This designation must be renewed after six years (paying another fine of $ 500) and when reaching 10 years, it will be possible to obtain a permanent residency.