Rep. Bonamici Statement on President Obama’s Action on Immigration

Nov 20, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s action on immigration.  

“After spending more than a year urging Speaker Boehner to take up the Senate’s bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill, I am pleased that President Obama is taking action to bring millions of aspiring Americans out of the shadows to contribute to our country’s future. Across NW Oregon constituents talk about the need for policy changes on immigration. Business owners need reform to eliminate uncertainty surrounding their workforce. Technology companies want an updated Visa process to keep skilled workers in the United States. And families long for the opportunity to build their lives and keep their relatives together.

“The President’s action is a meaningful first step, but it is limited and temporary. A bipartisan  comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate 511 days ago; it is long past time for the House to take action. It is our responsibility to address this important issue and pass permanent reform.”

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