Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tovar to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform in Washington

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 13), will join an effort for comprehensive immigration reform this weekend in Washington, D.C. at the March for America rally.

March for America is an open gathering on Sunday on the National Mall that urges Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform, or the problem simply will get worse.

“I’m proud to participate in March for America along with many Arizonans this weekend,” Tovar said. “I will be urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year that will help America, and Arizona, get back on the right track.”

Comprehensive immigration reform would enhance border security, require employers to enforce immigration laws and level the playing field for law-abiding employers and workers.

“Republicans have failed to deal with crime and violence along the border and in our neighborhoods,” Tovar said. “We need tough immigration reform that cracks down on human smugglers, the illegal sale of weapons to drug cartels and other violent criminals, and we need to give law enforcement the tools they need to secure our borders. This is an issue that also requires leadership and action at the federal level or it will simply get worse.”

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