U.S. Presbyterians and interfaith partners will pore over more than 800-pages of a legislative proposal for U.S. immigration reform released Tuesday.
These include a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people working in the country illegally.
The Rev. Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Wednesday congratulated senate lawmakers from both major U.S. parties for having “negotiated and compromised to come to an agreement” on the proposed laws.
On the same day the so-called ‘Gang of 8’ senators released the proposal which is meant to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.
More months of debate and negotiations are expected before lawmakers can vote on the bill.