Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca and a very influential local businessman is throwing his influence and support behind an immigration reform bill. The bill, 844 pages long is said to provide a pathway to citizenship for those immigrants who are here illegally. Vandersloot discussed his support for the bill on a conference call. With his Melaleuca team, he talked to business owners and those with the chamber of commerce about why he supports this bill and immigration reform. Needless to say, Vandersloot is excited about this bill.
He said that, “The neat thing about this is that both parties are behind it, at least influential members of both parties are behind this legislation and we haven’t seen that happen in America for a long time. And I think that it’s about time. It’s about time for immigration reform and it’s about time that the parties got together and did some good stuff. “
The bill does provide promise and a way that those who are here illegally to become citizens; however it won’t be easy it could take them many years and thousands of dollars to reach that point. Those who have had more than 3 misdemeanors or a felony will not be eligible; neither will those who entered the country after December 31, 2011. The bill however, does provide a path to citizenship, and Vandersloot feels that it’s long overdue.
He noted that, “It’s way past time, we going to do our part here (locally) and there will be local efforts all around this country and I think that if people pitch in we can get some good law.” Now only time and some earnest reading will tell what exactly is in the 844 page immigration reform bill. Until that time, lawmakers and concerned citizens will hash out the details of United State Immigration reform.