It’s Official – Bipartisan Majorities in both House and Senate Support Immigration Legislation that Allow the Vast Majority of Immigrants to Have an Opportunity at the American Dream
January 30, 2014
Contact: Paloma Zuleta, pzuleta at LULAC.org, (202) 812-4477
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Republicans introduced a set of broad principles to overhaul the country’s immigration laws – demonstrating that the effort to pass immigration reform this year is far from over. In response, LULAC National Executive Director, Brent Wilkes released the following statement:
“We are further encouraged to know that immigration reform can become a reality for millions of undocumented people. It’s a positive step in the right direction that House Republicans have started the dialogue over immigration reform, and we are hopeful that as we continue the conversation we can reach a comprehensive solution that will enable the vast majority of immigrants to attain legalization and eventually citizenship through existing channels.
“LULAC will continue to push for immigration reform that meets our principles which include:
- Provides earned legalization and a path to citizenship for hardworking undocumented immigrants and their families;
- Promotes economic growth by creating workable legal immigration channels aligned to the needs of our economy while upholding labor protections;
- Preserves family unity and reduces family backlogs;
- Restores the rule of law through smart enforcement that improves safety, prevents discrimination and respects due process.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 900 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.