Chuck Grassley should back bipartisan immigration fix

Chuck Grassley should back bipartisan immigration fix

  • Dick Hartvigsen is a lifelong Iowa resident residing in North Liberty.

At a meeting numerous months back, I joined numerous Iowans contacting on Sen. Chuck Grassley to near an immigration loophole that forces around 250,000 young children of authorized immigrants to “self deport” following graduating college or university. A Roundtable event followed this meeting where various other Iowans referred to as on Congress to do the specific identical issue.

There was unanimous consensus that this solution urgently desires fixing, and Grassley later on supplied assurance that a solution could move at the end of this calendar year if it has “bipartisan arrangement on it.”

This sort of a resolution has sponsorship from five Republicans and 5 Democrats and aid from previous President Donald Trump, so I’m confused why Grassley hasn’t acted.

This challenge is personalized to me and plenty of other Iowans. My friend, Harold Van Beek, was compelled to say goodbye to his son, Laurens, final July. I initially fulfilled Harold soon immediately after he introduced his loved ones listed here about 18 a long time in the past. Seconds immediately after I established foot into his jewelry keep, Harold greeted me with coffee and discussion. He had a knack for managing any individual who walked in his keep as if they are family members.