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Immigration Reform

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, the time has come for this House to address comprehensive immigration reform. If the Senate can fashion a bipartisan bill, we can too.

Follow the money. Bringing 11 million people out of the shadows would increase our gross domestic product by $832 billion over 10 years. Follow the money. The CBO calculates that the Senate bill will cut the deficit by $197 billion over 10 years. What is not to like about that?

The plan that passed the Senate would strengthen our borders, crack down on employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers, and let those who want to earn their citizenship do just that.

Mr. Speaker, if the Senate can do it, we can do it too.

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