We applaud groups like MALDEF for taking leadership on this issue in the state of Texas. We need equal representation under the law, the ability for each citizen to have an equal voice is critical to our American democracy.
The Latino population in Texas grew by 1.98 million
By NBC News
“Other options include doing away with the filibuster. There is a Democratic majority that can pass immigration reform if it really wants to. Without the filibuster, immigration reform passes with a simple majority,” Garcia said.
Right now, if Democrats want to pass immigration reform and the Republicans object to it through the filibuster rule, 60 members of the Senate would have to go along with. That’s all 50 Democrats and independents, plus 10 Republicans. Without the filibuster rule, a simple majority plus the vice president’s tie-breaker would be enough.