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Cantor: ‘We Remain Committed’ to Immigration Reform

November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a conversation with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) this afternoon on the floor of the House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-07) spoke of Republicans’ commitment to immigration reform, although he would not commit to a timeline.

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, issued the following statement regarding Majority Leader Cantor’s comments:

“Both parties recognize that our immigration system is broken, and both parties want to create a new immigration process that works for all Americans. Majority Leader Cantor’s comments make that clear.

“As the majority leader noted, Republican members of Congress are looking for meaningful votes on reform. So are their constituents. As we have seen time and time again in recent weeks and months, conservative leaders support action on immigration reform.

“Action is the key word here. Congress knows we need a better immigration process. House Republicans have the support they need to move reform forward — from conservative faith, law enforcement and business leaders, and from a significant majority of likely voters in Republican districts.

“Immigration reform will create a stronger America. It is time for Congress to transcend politics and make it so.”

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