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Democrats Unveil Immigration Reform Proposal

October 02, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Earlier this afternoon, Representatives Joe Garcia (FL-26), Judy Chu (CA-27), Steven Horsford (NV-4), Jared Polis (CO-2) and Suzan DelBene (WA-1) unveiled an immigration reform bill.

Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement on what the Democratic proposal means for immigration reform moving forward:

“Clearly, both Democrats and Republicans are hearing the call for broad immigration reform. This call is coming from constituents across the political spectrum. Today’s announcement continues the conversation in Congress.

“The incredible work of Bibles, Badges and Business leaders and other pro-reform groups is forcing members of both parties to seek commonsense solutions for our broken immigration system.

“The coming weeks will be critical. Immigration reform is up next once Congress addresses the budget and debt ceiling. Democrats and Republicans must prove that they’re able to continue working constructively on behalf of our nation’s businesses, law enforcement officers, faith communities and immigrants.

“Whether it’s in home districts or Capitol Hill offices, we will continue working toward a truly bipartisan bill that respects the rule of law and fulfills our heritage as a nation of immigrants.”
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