Assessment of DHS Appropriations and Immigration Amendments
Recently, the Senate completed the approval of the conference report on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Bill – HR 2892. The Bill included measures to promoting immigration integration, family harmony, as well as reprimanded some of the more harsh immigration enforcement amendments that had been added previously to the bill by restrictionists. Proof that Congress is eagerly finding solutions to our immigration dilemma, shows through the Senate’s stamp of approval on the DHS appropriations Bill. Congress has refused to waste expenses on the border fence and border patrol, which to some has proven ineffective. The Senate has also supported immigration reform in America through the Orphans, Widows and Widowers Protection Act by providing immense relief for immigrants who are facing deportation as well as the loss of loved ones. Also, Congress approved an $11 million initiative for immigration integration proposed by President Obama. All funding through this initiative will establish a new Immigration Integration plan through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.