Immigration is a divisive issue in Washington these days. In North Texas, though, some members of the local Congressional delegation — both Democrats and Republicans — found some common ground on Thursday at the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Congressional Summit.
On the afternoon of August 18, 1994, Eddie Bernice Johnson, a barrier-breaking freshman congresswoman from Dallas, stood on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives and stumped for the most infamous legislation of that decade.
Tuesday brought a rarity in politics: a bipartisan event favoring immigration reform. Two members of Congress — a Democrat and a Republican — spoke out for so-called DREAM legislation at the Dallas Regional Chamber.