Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today that just behind healthcare and climate legislation, immigration reform is his top priority.
“I am not going to deal with immigration on a piecemeal basis. It has to be comprehsensive...We need to have a pathway to legalization for those people. I believe what we need to do is to have penalties and fines. I think they have to learn English, stay out of trouble, pay their taxes. Then they don’t go to the head of the line, they go to the back of the line. But at least that keeps them so that they are not subject to arrest and can be more productive than they are today.”"