Rep. Napolitano's Statement on Senate Passing Immigration Reform Bill
(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) released the following statement on the Senate passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:
“We are glad the Senate has worked in a bipartisan manner and taken this critical step toward fixing our broken immigration system,” Napolitano said. “It is now up to our House of Representatives to act responsibly and bring millions out of the shadows. This is what the voters have indicated they want in poll after poll; it is time to get it done. Contact your representatives to request the passage of true comprehensive reform that includes an earned path to citizenship and keeps our families together.”
Napolitano was joined by her colleagues of the Tri-Caucus (Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)) at a press conference this afternoon in advance of the Senate vote, to urge their House colleagues to put politics aside and support real comprehensive immigration reform. S. 744 passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 68 to 32 and now moves to the House for consideration.
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