May 22, 2013
“This bill is not perfect. There are things in this bill that I don’t like. There are provisions that people who oppose immigration reform don’t like. But we are not going to let what is ‘perfect’ be the enemy of the ‘very good.’ This is a very good bill,” said David Leopold, the former president of the American Immigration Lawyer Association (AILA). Leopold shares with Balitang America his insight on the compromises lawmakers had accepted in order to pass the comprehensive immigration reform bill. He was present during the hearings of the Senate Judiciary Committee and gives the backstory on the work that led to Tuesday’s 13-5 vote.