Congressman George Miller (D-Martinez) issued the following statement in response to plans announced by President Obama today and by a bipartisan group of Senators yesterday for comprehensive immigration reform.
"I am encouraged to see President Obama and a bipartisan group of Senators independently announce broad plans for moving forward with comprehensive immigration reform. It is a positive sign that there is bipartisan collaboration in both houses, and an early commitment from the President in his second term. For a comprehensive proposal to be successful, it must strengthen our borders, crack down on companies that hire undocumented workers or abuse guest worker programs, provide a fair and honest path to citizenship for millions of immigrants, and streamline our legal immigration system to attract the best minds to America, rather than ceding their skills to other countries. It is time to fix our broken immigration system and I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress to do so."