According to an October 2013 CBS News Poll, "There is widespread support for providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the U.S. if they meet certain requirements, including a waiting period, paying fines and back taxes, passing criminal background checks and learning English. Seventy-seven percent favor that; just 20 percent oppose. Support cuts across partisan lines"
While the overwhelming majority of Americans believe we should include a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented aspiring Americans in our communities, Congressional gridlock stands between us and a more prosperous country. It is our fault Congress is not acting. Those of us who believe comprehensive immigration reform is necessary for our country to move forward are not doing enough to make our voices heard in Washington. If everyone who held the view that a roadmap to citizenship for the undocumented is a good idea picked up the phone once a week to call their elected representatives, perhaps then they would act. Shame on us.