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."