U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after voting to proceed to the final series of U.S. Senate votes on comprehensive immigration reform:
An issue that just a few years ago was untouchable today garnered the support of two-thirds of the Senate. Thisbill is far from perfect, but it's time the perfect stopped being the enemy of the very good here in Washington, and I'm proud to support the compromise worked out by Senators Corker and Hoeven and Democratic sponsors of the bill. I came to the Senate to make this place work again, and today was a day that showed the Senate can still be a venue for Republicans and Democrats to unite around tough solutions to tough problems. We need to fix our immigration system not just because it's good for our economy and our communities -- we need to fix it because it's the right thing to do. Our current system hurts businesses across Connecticut, hinders law enforcement, and tears families apart. Robust immigration has made America the country it is today, and with the right reforms, will make us even stronger.