ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Local leaders are calling for the Illinois legislature to work on immigration reform.
A roundtable was held at Veteran’s Memorial Hall to talk about how to encourage lawmakers to vote on immigration legislation. This comes in response to U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger announcing his support for a pathway to legalization earlier this week.
"Certainly we need to do something about the 11 to 12 millions folks who are already here, bring them from out of the shadows, eight million of them are already working and the bulk of the rest of the three million are kids who came here at 2, 3, 4 years old with their parents through no fault of their own,” said Ben Taylor at the Great Lakes Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Illinois House will be back in session on Tuesday.