U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today welcoming House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte's introduction of two immigration bills dealing with employment verification and agricultural workers:
"I welcome the constructive ideas put forward by Chairman Goodlatte in these immigration bills that address workplace enforcement and the agricultural labor that's so critical to our nation's food supply. From my discussions with him in recent months, I know Chairman Goodlatte is deeply committed to fixing our broken immigration system and ending de facto amnesty, and he's put forth two important proposals to move us in that direction.
"I look forward to studying these bills, particularly to see if they offer ideas we can incorporate into the Senate bill as it moves through the amendment process. Just as our Senate legislation is a starting point for debate, these House measures are important starting points for the debate that will take place there. In the end, I am confident we can achieve a serious solution with strong bipartisan support in both chambers to fix the myriad problems that have led to the broken immigration system we have today."