Monday, January 28, 2013

Arizona Democrats to attend President’s immigration reform announcement

Arizona Democrats to attend President’s immigration
reform announcement

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX House Assistant Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 27), and Senate Minority Whip Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 19), received invitations from the White House and will attend President Barack Obama’s immigration reform announcement on Tuesday in Las Vegas.  

“Comprehensive, common-sense immigration reform is something we need here in Arizona,” Gallego said. “This announcement signals an important juncture in the immigration debate. I am looking forward to the President’s announcement. I’ll be working with my colleagues to review it and the U.S. Senate proposal. It is my hope that these ideas will help our state and our nation move forward.”

Tovar agreed.

“It is immensely encouraging that immigration is finally being addressed by Washington, especially after decades of inaction by the federal government," said Tovar. "Because the goal of comprehensive immigration reform has been critical to Arizona, and elusive for so long, we must make sure this opportunity doesn't slip through our grasp. I look forward to personally hearing President Obama's plan, and looking closely at the Gang of Eight proposal."

Both members of the Arizona Legislature will be available for comment following the President’s announcement.


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