Freshman New York Representative Grace Meng (D-NY pictured here) held a news conference to say the Senate immigration reform bill will hurt many in the Asian American community, reports the Daily News
Meng says the bill which is up for a senate committee vote tomorrow “contains a number of provisions that are disadvantageous to the Asian American community and detrimental” as a whole to the country.
The bill was co-authored by New York Senior Senator Chuck Schumer as part of a bipartisan package.
Meng is particularly troubled by the elimination of visas for sibling reunification.
“The need for family reunification is foremost in the hearts of the Asian American community, and the underlying assumption that these particular family relationships are attenuated is simply false,” Meng wrote.