Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) released the following statement after she joined Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders at the White House today to discuss comprehensive immigration reform with President Obama:
"Today's meeting is a very positive step as we work towards achieving comprehensive immigration reform. I applaud President Obama for making immigration reform a top priority in his second term, and I am pleased that he is making the Congressional Hispanic Caucus an integral part in finding common sense solutions to our broken immigration system.
"Our country was built on a great tradition of diversity that allows everyone the opportunity for success. We should allow those people, who work hard and abide by our laws, the opportunity to educate themselves and help our great nation prosper and grow.
"I remain hopeful that my colleagues in Congress can do the right thing and work together to produce legislation that secures our borders, reunites broken families and humanely treats the more than 11 million individuals who want nothing more than achieve the American Dream.
"We can no longer postpone action on this important issue. The time to act on comprehensive immigration reform is now. I look forward to working with President Obama and my colleagues in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to make reform a reality."