Boxer Statement on the Cloture Vote on Immigration
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today issued the following statement on the immigration bill:
"The immigration problems we have in America today are not going to magically go away. We need to work to resolve these problems.
"I decided to vote yes on cloture today because I felt that if the policies in this bill were carried out properly, the result would be a strengthening of our border security, the rescue of our agriculture industry, and the acknowledgment that hardworking undocumented immigrants should have a path to legality if they follow the tough rules we have set out.
"As we move forward, I hope that the Senate will work to immediately pass the non-controversial pieces of this bill such as increased funding for border security, the AgJobs program, and the Dream Act.
"We also need to legislate a fair way to deal with the 12 million undocumented workers who have become an important part of California's economy and the economy of the country."