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Huffman: Congress Needs to Act Now on Common-Sense and Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) lauded President Obama's commitment to swift action on common-sense and comprehensive immigration reform, and called the Senate bi-partisan proposal on immigration "a good start."

"This is a rare opportunity to work together, across party lines, to actually get something done this year for the nation," said Congressman Huffman. "The President laid out a clear imperative for our economy, and our communities, and I support the principles that he and the bipartisan Senate proposal have identified. The current immigration system is broken, and it is holding us back. Congress needs to act now on a tough and smart reform that creates a new common-sense immigration process and provides a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring citizens who have been living and working in the shadows for far too long."


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