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Making Immigration Reform A Priority

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

MAKING IMMIGRATION REFORM A PRIORITY -- (House of Representatives - May 07, 2009)

(Mr. BACA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, this Sunday, many of us will be celebrating Mother's Day with our mothers, wives, daughters and all the wonderful women in our lives.

As we celebrate Mother's Day, let us not forget that there are thousands of children who will not be celebrating this day with their mothers. We must fix our broken immigration system that does not work, that fails our families, that leaves our children to fend for themselves.

Every day there are thousands of heartbreaking stories of how families are torn apart due to the broken system. We must pass comprehensive immigration reform that doesn't tear children from their parents and respects all families. We must remember that immigration reform is not just about statistics and numbers, it is about families.

I urge my colleagues, the House leadership and President Obama to make immigration a priority and to work with the CHC towards comprehensive immigration reform.

I wish all mothers a happy Mother's Day this Sunday.

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