Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

LOS ANGELES–Hundreds gathered outside the Los Angeles office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, calling on her to be a champion for a comprehensive immigration reform bill that could keep family petitions in tact, while improving the guest worker program, and legalization for the estimated 11 million undocumented Americans.

Alex Montances of the Filipino Migrant Center said, “Shes not only a California senator but One who hasn’t really taken a strong stance on immigration but since there’s so many immigrants here in California. It’s very important she supports humane immigration reform.”
Feinstein sits as the chair woman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is believed to play one of the largest roles in passing the reform bill which is expected soon.

We are excitedly waiting and trying to see ano ang lalabas ng bill ng “Gang of 8″ and we know that Senator Dianne Feinstein sumosuportahan sa immigration reform pero…mas ang focus Nya ng mga agricultural workers which is on pero Kaya sya pupunta namin to hear sa side ng family reunification kasi Hindi sya masyadong convinced yung mga visa para reunification sa familia bigay din ang pansin dito sa immigration reform,” Lolit Lledo of the Pilipino Workers Center.

Last January Feinstein expressed support for a fair immigration reform bill that creates a path to citizenship for the undocumented. Though she hasn’t spoken about family reunification, on Tuesday she announced a breakthrough in a provision that would grant guest worker visas to undocumented farm workers.

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  • noz
    10 April 2013 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    giving a hand, now these illegal aliens and their schemers are grabbing the entire arms. this family reunification have built much skepticisms based on records for majority family members have become public charge, collecting all government assistance aka income tax monies paid by hard working citizens and legal workers, they can grab with their bare hands. america now bankrupt cannot absorb any of these family members with intent to live off on other people’s money. yes, these illegal aliens protests cracking up on street corners of america, choking the public with their outrageous, liberal agenda demands solely on their own self regard, expected long term outcome ruinous to the country, deleterious competitions with people out work, cannot find jobs due to scarce jobs created by private sectors. illegal aliens trying hard forcefully conning these couldn’t care less lawmaker politicians with sole concern of political career longevity, through passage of legal status to illegal aliens and the horrendous demand of path to citizenships, mainly to satisfy the hispanics likely voters. enough is enough of this full of crap illegal aliens protests spreading illegal immigration is a simple problem that can be solved with a stroke of a pen by these crazy politicians bringing this nation to its knees. no way jose, illegal immigration is too complex, therefore can add complicated problems to the country, like infectious disease with no known antidote. application of any law just like the obamacare, that up to this day none of these lawmaker politicians, obama included cannot understand obamacare, the only thing known so far with obamacare are the sure hike of medical insurance premiums. the same thing can occur if these lawmaker politicians woking on immigration reforms are not careful on the language of the reform, concise, direct free of loopholes or gaps are just few items strictly be used in writing the reform laws.

  • kikayPang0
    10 April 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Law makers will dropped the letters I and L to make them legal immigrants … .. Who’s goin to cut my lawn now and giving care to aging people ?

  • av
    11 April 2013 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Nakakasawa na ang mga reklamo tungkol sa path to citizenship na yan. Pare pareho na lang naman tayong mga tao walang magagawa dyan. Take it or leave it !! Kung ayaw nyo ng panukalang yan at sukang suka na kayo sa pagpapatakbo ng America sa mga isyu na yan, eh mag-alsa balutan na kayo at bumalik na sa Pilipinas !! Reklamo kayo ng reklamo wala naman kayong magagawa para mapigilan ang panukalang iyan…