Statement by Senator Mark Pryor On Passage of Immigration Reform
I applaud the spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship the Senate showed today in passing comprehensive and effective immigration reform. First and foremost it secures our borders, and second it allows hard working immigrants who want to become citizens the opportunity to fully participate in our economy. This legislation combined some of the best ideas from Republicans and Democrats, and as a result we have produced a tough and smart proposal. It is my hope leaders from the Senate and House of Representatives will continue on this same productive path as they work to reconcile two distinct immigration bills. Time is not on our side; Congress must act responsibly.