Immigrants in New York push the migratory reform
Undocumented immigrants living in New York recalled the importance of the immigration reform, the bipartisan proposal in the Senate and the President Barack Obama‘s plan. That would open a path to citizenship for more than eleven million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
For Michelle Aucapina, a 15-year-old Ecuadorian, who needs the immigration reform urgently to avoid being deported, “if the reform gets approved, I will show the people of this country that I am not a burden and that I will work to make it a better place,” she said.
Within the strategy to push for the immigration reform, it highlights the work of the coalition of New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform that announced a major mobilization and march that was scheduled in Washington DC, on April 10 this year, in order to push the reform.
The reform of President Obama has four parts: continue strengthening the country’s borders, to end with the companies that hire undocumented workers, undocumented immigrants must be accountable before they pay their taxes and a penalty, so they should learn English and pass background checks, improve the legal immigration system for families, workers and employers.