Politics will always play a role when it comes to citizenship. Certain California representatives are hesitant about the passing of comprehensive immigration reform because they fear they may lose at the polls come time for reelection.
One of the promises that come along with immigration reform is the hopes that employers will stop engaging in repressive acts when it comes to hiring on an immigrant workforce. Immigrants have long endured unsafe working conditions, being deprived of employee benefits, and having other essential accommodations and needs met.
Events are currently being sponsored to help immigrants become more aware of their rights when it comes to police investigating criminal matters. The concern is that too often there is little trust between police officers and immigrants, and that immigrants would be less willing to report crimes if inquiries regarding their immigration status are may as a result of such reporting.
A California family is taking a personal interest in the political talks regarding immigration reform. While some of the children in this family were born in Mexico, other children in the family were born in the United States. The parents are considered to be here illegally.