National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America


Momentum Grows As October Rolls Around

September 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Over the last few weeks, prominent House Republicans and Democrats such as Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) have begun to lay the foundations for an immigration reform debate this fall.

With Congress taking these first steps, Ali Noorani, Executive Director at the National Immigration Forum, made the following statement.

“Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives are laying the groundwork for immigration reform in the coming months.

“Chairman Goodlatte’s commitment to move ahead in October, along with Democrats working through their options, are positive developments. The more eggs in the legislative basket, the better.

“Clearly, representatives from both parties have heard their constituents’ call. We need bipartisan action to replace our broken immigration system.

“But there are still hurdles left to clear. That’s why Bibles, Badges and Business leaders continue to ramp up their support for a rational, bipartisan debate leading to passage of legislation this fall. Whether it is in their home districts or in the nation’s capital, faith, law enforcement and business leaders will emphasize how important commonsense reform is to our economy, our security and our values.

“Congress has the opportunity to lead the country forward. They should grasp it.”

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