Schweikert Believes Congress May Address Immigration Reform

By  Al Macias
December 16, 2013

(Photo courtesy of the Office of Congressman David Schweikert)
Congressman David Schweikert said he believes there is a chance Congress may address immigration reform next year.

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert said there may be a chance that Congress will address immigration reform next year.

That was one of the major issues Congress failed to deal with this session. The Senate earlier approved a comprehensive version. The House passed its own piecemeal approach. Schweikert said there are too many moving parts for a comprehensive approach.

"It’s less piecemeal and more subject category. Stem, high tech workers, moderate to low tech workers, family reunification, folks who are under threat in their individual countries," said Schweikert. "How do you make the visa system work, how do you do the tracking? And the word comprehensive is very difficult to deal with around here."

In the past, President Obama had supported a comprehensive approach, but last month said he would be open to a piecemeal version.