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Immigration reform is a perennial issue for the landscape industry. The promise of Congress passing a comprehensive bill to address the nation’s broken immigration system doesn’t come about very often, but it reared its head again this week.

Obama: 2-3 months for immigration reform
Earlier this week President Obama said legislators on Capitol Hill have only about two to three months (until the August recess) to iron out the issue before midterm election politics get in the way, Politico reports. The Senate passed a bill last year, but leaders in the House have said they would take their own approach. “Obama stressed Tuesday that he was not ‘hellbent’ on making sure every word of the Senate bill, written by a bipartisan group of eight senators, reaches his desk,” this article says.

What’s likely to happen? Only time will tell. The LM government affairs blogger Gregg Robertson opined on this topic a few months back, indicating the forces driving immigration reform in Congress are inevitable, it’s just a matter of when those forces will reach a tipping point.

Photo: /Kevin Burkett

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Marisa Palmieri

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Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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