or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Positive Contribution of Immigrants

Location: Washington, DC

- Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, the positive contributions of the immigrant labor force to our
society are too often unnoticed.

- Hardworking families contribute daily and pay their share into the American system.

- Hardworking mothers sometimes work three jobs, give up weekends, and take overtime and
night shifts to feed and clothe their children.

- Hardworking fathers wake up at 4 a.m. to go to work, earn below minimum wages, and manage to provide for their families.

- Immigrants contribute in taxes from their paychecks, just like the next person.

- In fact, the IRS reported that between 1996-2003, immigrants contributed $50 billion in
Federal taxes.

- Social Security reported that ``other than legal immigrants,'' will contribute 15 percent of the
system's projected long term deficit.

- We cannot afford to ignore the figures and more importantly, we cannot afford to ignore the
positive contributions of immigrants in America.

Back to top