Rep. Solis: Disappointed in Inability to Reach Agreement, Remains Committed to Work for Immigration Reform
Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (CA-32) issued the following statement in response to Thursday evening's vote in the U.S. Senate to block further consideration of S.1348, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007.
"I am extremely disappointed by the decision of many of Senate colleagues to block comprehensive, immigration reform. Last night 38 Republicans walked away from the table. Their decision to block reform is a decision to turn their backs on immigrants, their families, and our nation's security.
"I am grateful to Senator Harry Reid for his strong leadership and good faith effort to bring parties to the table in search of much needed reform for our nation's broken immigration system.
"Immigration reform is one of the most important challenges that our nation faces. We must work together to find a comprehensive solution which strikes the right balance between the prioritization of family reunification, enhanced security at the border, and earned legalization.
"I am working hard with my Democratic colleagues to achieve this goal and hope that our Republican colleagues will return to the table and work with us in good faith to achieve reform. We must stop playing politics with people's lives and national security."