MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis resident, Gloria Castillo, 22, says for the last 10 years she’s lived under a constant fear of deportation. Now, she says there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill.
“Ten years without seeing my father, without having the chance to meet my little brother,” Castillo said. “Is it human to be afraid all the time? When you go out shopping, when you drive just to get your children from school?”
On Tuesday, the so-called “Gang of Eight” U.S. Senators finally unveiled the wraps off the immigration reform plan. The bill is 844 pages and it goes beyond the legalization program.
“It really goes into all areas of immigration law,” said Michele Garnett McKenzie, advocacy director of Advocacy for Human Rights. “Including employment based immigration, family based immigration… the asylum program. So, there are many, many impacts that we may be seeing as we get a chance to go through the bill.”
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports