Thursday, June 27, 2013

Statement from Gallego on the immigration reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate

Statement from Gallego on the immigration reform bill approved by the U.S. Senate

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIXAssistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 27), made the following statement about the immigration reform legislation approved by the U.S. Senate.

“The immigration bill that the U.S. Senate passed today was the result of bipartisan compromise. It is not a perfect bill, but it does reflect common-sense reform that will help ensure that everyone is playing by the same rules and contributing their fair share. The bill includes a plan for border security and a way to earn citizenship by meeting stringent requirements. It would also modernize the legal immigration system.


“The bill now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives where it will face an uphill battle. Arizonans will benefit economically from common-sense immigration reform. We must remain involved and continue to let our elected representatives in Washington D.C. know that they should prioritize fixing our broken immigration system.”

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