Spending six months hammering out a comprehensive immigration bill they hope offers something for even the hardliners in their respective parties may have been the easy part for Reps. María Elvira Salazar, a Florida Republican, and Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat.
For one, little else besides the debt ceiling is getting attention on Capitol Hill right now—even for Salazar just a day after rolling out her bill at a press conference. “We’re talking about the debt ceiling,” she said Wednesday when asked about the bill. “So why don’t you give me a couple of days—because that’s the number one focus.”
But even after the debt ceiling question is resolved, then comes what may be harder than crafting the legislation: building enough support to get the Dignity Act through Congress.
What’s in the Dignity Act?