STATEMENT BY SENATOR KENNEDY ON THE GUTIERREZ-FLAKE IMMIGRATION BILL
"I applaud my friends Rep. Flake and Gutierrez for moving forward on immigration reform and introducing their bill on Thursday. They are our valued partners in this effort to forge a tough but fair bill that strikes the right balance between protecting our security, strengthening our economy, and enacting laws that uphold our humanity. While we're still negotiating in the Senate, I'm optimistic that soon we will have legislation and I'm determined to make 2007 the year that we fix our broken system. The American people have waited long enough."