"The city of Lafayette acknowledges the importance of immigrants to the city economy and its cultural life" and that "Lafayette calls upon both the President of the United States and the Congress to pursue a course towards immigration reform that is realistic and comprehensive, that provides a path to citizenship, addresses the immigration backlog, unifies families, and provides a safe, legal and orderly avenue for migrant workers to enter the United States."Tuesday night Lafayette City Council passed the above statement, 5-2, with Councilors Bensman and Phillips opposing. Their reasons and other comments are found in this Camera article.
I support the sentiment that urges nation (federal-level) immigration reform. I don't know what "unifies families" implies, and I'll reserve skeptical judgement until I speak to the sponsors of the language.
Just for some context, check out the requirements for anyone wishing to move INTO Mexico and reside there. Other countries have similar expectations and requirements.