United States Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today offered as part of a bipartisan group of Senators a framework for immigration reform legislation. Senator Flake joins Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) in endorsing the framework.
"While there are still many details to be worked out, I recognize that in order to address the many facets of immigration reform, it's going to take a bipartisan commitment. Yes, "the devil's in the details,' and not everyone is going to like everything, but sitting idly by is not a responsible approach," said Flake.
"I have always insisted that any reform plan not include a blanket amnesty and these principles reflect that. I'm also particularly pleased that there is bipartisan support to include the input of border communities. Not only will security be strengthened according to Washington, DC, but border communities will have a say as well."