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.