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New voices, not precisely democratic, have joined in favor of an awaited immigration reform which is still stuck in the House of Representatives in the United States.
Sal Russo, cofounder of the conservative group "Tea Party", expressed on Tuesday his support for the immigration measure promoted by Democrats, and assured that the reform would improve the economy and the country's safety.
"Conservatives need to support immigration reform as an opportunity for growth, to reaffirm what we are and what makes our country great," said Russo on Wednesday in an opinion piece published by the newspaper Capitol Hill, reported The Daily News.
In the document, the cofounder of the Tea Party asked the American Congress to "take measures this year and provide solutions of common sense and free market to the problems of our migration system," reported The Washington Post.
Sal Russo's statements come in the same week in which President Obama announced that there is a window of opportunity for the immigration reform to be approved in Congress in the next three months, before elections occupy all of their time, highlighted recently the news agency Reuters.
In the same event, Obama said that sectors which are usually conservative, like the police, evangelical Christians and businessmen have changed their perspective and support an immigration reform which opens a way to citizenship for almost 11 million immigrants in the US.
However, the Speaker of the House, Ohio Republican legislator John Boehner has maintained his posture against the immigration law project, which, as Obama warned, gets more support from conservative groups.
Time is running out
On his part, democrat senator for New York, Charles Schumer, said on Wednesday that there are between 120 and 130 Republicans in the House who would support an immigration law project before the August recess, reported the Daily News.
Likewise, the Republican warned that if there is no consensus, the reform would have to wait until 2017, after the upcoming presidential elections in the United States.