Immigration Reform 2015: What Menendez Corruption Charges Mean For National Debate On Immigrant Rights

April 2, 2015 6:50 PM

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Immigration Reform 2015: What Menendez Corruption Charges Mean For National Debate On Immigrant Rights

For decades, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has been a national advocate for Latinos and immigrants, holding their hands at immigration reform rallies and pushing for legislation in Congress to expand their legal rights. But with Menendez now facing federal corruption charges, Latino groups fear that their tireless champion will have to turn his attention to his own problems, leaving them without a voice in Washington.

"He has consistently fought for an achievable path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, for the speedy reunification of families separated by our outdated immigration system and for the immigrants to be treated fairly in immigration proceedings," said Frank Sharry, executive director of Ameri...

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