Wednesday, April 17, 2013

STATEMENT: Campbell calls federal immigration reform effort a ‘reasonable and fair place to start the debate’


STATEMENT: Campbell calls federal immigration reform effort a ‘reasonable and fair place to start the debate’

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), released the following statement regarding the congressional immigration reform bill recently introduced by a group of U.S. senators.

“The legislation put forth by the U.S. senators is a reasonable and fair place to start the debate about immigration reform. It is my hope that the Senate will take quick action on this bill.

“While there are some portions of the 844-page bill that I am concerned about, there are sections that provide common-sense reforms. The bill outlines a reasonable pathway to earned citizenship so hard working people across this country can pursue the American dream. That component is an absolute necessity for any legitimate comprehensive immigration reform plan.  It also improves the security of our border and accountability for those employers who are breaking the law.

“Overall this legislation tackles the big issues facing our country and our communities in Arizona.  It’s a great starting point and I am optimistic that Washington, D.C. is finally going to take real and fair action to address our broken immigration system.”

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