Even as the national sentiment has grown less friendly to the individuals who have helped build its very fabric, one thing that definitely hasn’t changed is most immigrants’ faith in the American dream. This year, those hopes and dreams are stepping an inch closer to finally being realized. Turns out, the roar of the Latino community has finally lit a fire under both of our nation’s political parties.

In a bipartisan move that shocked—well, no one after last year’s elections—members of both major political parties, including Senators McCain, Durbin, Menendez and Rubio, held a press conference this past Monday to announce their bipartisan proposal for immigration reform.