We recognize that it is in our own economic interest to welcome immigrants with open arms, but we cannot be successful if immigrants can't legally get through our nation's borders to make their way to Missouri.
As it currently stands, undocumented immigrants all across the country are weary of talking to the police. To get a sense for how immigration reform can abate this, just look at the case study of New Haven, CT.
Now is when the real fight will happen in order to make sure this piece of legislation does not get derailed, that the efforts and hopes of so many people are not shattered to smithereens. What should the community be focusing on next to get this legislation passed?