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Congressman Brian Bilbray's Statement on President Obama's Immigration Reform Speech


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Brian Bilbray (CA-50), Chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucs, released the following statement today in response to President Obama's speech in El Paso, TX:

"The President provided plenty of good examples for success stories of legal immigrants in his campaign speech today. But exploiting their success stories as justification for amnesty to an estimated 11-20 million illegal immigrants who have violated our nation's laws and cut in line is completely irresponsible. While the crime rate and number of illegal crossings along the border is down, the federal government has still not done enough to address the source of the problem -- employers who use illegal labor.

The President mentioned holding employers accountable for hiring illegal workers but he has yet to join me in the call for nationwide implementation of the E-Verify system. I call on President Obama to join with members of the House Immigration Reform Caucus to implement a nationwide E-Verify program to hold employers accountable." -- Rep Brian Bilbray (CA-50), Chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus

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