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Kennedy On Administration's Immigration Proposal


Location: Washington, DC


Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy released the following statement on the Administration's immigration proposal and the new social security no-match regulations.

"Sadly, the Administration's proposal would make our immigration crisis worse. Without strong new laws, the Administration's plan will do little to enhance our security and will hurt millions of immigrant families who are contributing so much to our communities and our economy. The new social security no-match regulations will only exacerbate the already serious problems of our immigration system by causing even more confusion about who can be hired, resulting in the unjust firings of legal workers who look foreign and driving more hard working people into the shadows.

Today's proposal is prime example of the need for a comprehensive overhaul of our nation's outdated immigration laws. Senate Democrats voted for real reform and for the sake of the nation it's high time for Republicans to join in that effort."

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