U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., issued the following statement today in response to the Senate's passage of the comprehensive immigration reform bill:
"I congratulate the Senate for taking this historic, positive step, and I hope the House will now also act to pass this legislation," Pastor said.
"Right now, there is significant momentum to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill and finally provide a path forward for millions of immigrant families who want to become fully integrated into the American way of life. This bill would also strike an important balance between a pathway to citizenship, border security, and worker visas. My constituents and I are hopeful the House will seize this opportunity to work together and finally address this issue in a comprehensive and united manner."