Legal Immigration

Floor Speech

By:  Mitch McConnell
Date: March 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. McCONNELL. Madam President, if I may just add, the colloquy between the majority leader and my good friend from Arizona certainly underscores once again the extraordinary contribution legal immigration has made to our country for over 200 years. I think of, as an example, my own wife, who came here at age 8, not speaking a word of English. The majority leader was just pointing out an immigrant from Vietnam who has done well. Senator McCain has said the same thing that all three of us have said on numerous occasions. So it is indeed something to celebrate.