Statement by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen on Co-Sponsorship of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Oct 29, 2013

Statement by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen on Co-Sponsorship of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

“It's important to keep the conversation going in trying to fix the broken immigration system.”

Miami, Florida – Today, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a senior member of the Florida Congressional delegation, announced her support for H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, a comprehensive bipartisan bill to fix the current, broken immigration system. This bill mirrors the Senate bill as passed by the Judiciary Committee, before the Corker-Hoeven amendment, and replaces it with the bipartisan House border security bill, H.R. 1417, which was passed unanimously by the Homeland Security Committee in May 2013. The bill addresses border security, provides an eventual pathway to citizenship, and streamlines our immigration processes.

Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:

"It's important to keep the conversation going in trying to fix the broken immigration system. I favor any approach that will help us move the negotiations forward. Other Members may soon produce a bipartisan product that may also deserve support and I'm cautiously optimistic that we can pass meaningful immigration reform."

 

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