House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled a comprehensive immigration reform proposal:
"Fixing our immigration system remains one of America's most pressing challenges, one that impacts our economy and the very foundation of the American Dream. I agree that we must approach this issue in a comprehensive way that both secures our borders and allows those who are already here a fair path to apply for citizenship. This is especially true for the many who came here as children, through no fault of their own, and seek to be a part of building our country's future.
"I am encouraged that several Senators have come together to craft a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to confront this challenge, which is an important and positive step forward. I applaud the Senators for taking appropriate action and urge the House Republican leadership in Congress to come to the table in support of a bipartisan approach towards the comprehensive immigration reform this country so desperately needs."