Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen issued the following statement on President Obama's immigration reform proposal:
"We must take immediate action to fix our broken immigration system, and I support the principles for comprehensive reform laid out by President Obama today.
"The lack of progress on this issue has prevented our nation from achieving its full potential. We now have an historic opportunity to tackle this problem on a bipartisan basis and we must move swiftly. I will work with the President and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make this long-overdue reform a reality."