Two big legislative issues – healthcare reform and immigration reform – will be the central focus in Washington, D.C. during the next week.

The House is expected to vote Sunday on the healthcare reform legislation. If it is passed, it will go to the Senate for final changes. Meanwhile, thousands of immigrants are expected to march in D.C. this weekend in support of comprehensive immigration reform. The timing of the march coincides with Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Lindsey Graham’s immigration reform plan outlined yesterday. Among other things, the plan calls for a biometric-type social security card to prove work eligibility, a temporary worker program, and a path for legalization for undocumented persons.

Also, next Thursday March 25th is the annual “Lobby Day” for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Hundreds of immigration attorneys and some interested clients meet with members of Congress and/or their staffers to discuss immigration.