Bonamici: Change in immigration laws is long overdue
U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici urged advocates from 11 community groups to rally around the latest congressional effort to overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Democrat from Beaverton, who represents the 1st District of Northwest Oregon, spoke Friday, Feb. 19, at a virtual roundtable discussion one day after she and other House and Senate cosponsors unveiled the 353-page bill. Bonamici said she hopes the third time will be the charm with Democrat Joe Biden, who has moved quickly with presidential orders to repeal or put on hold the actions of Republican Donald Trump, a harsh critic of longstanding U.S. immigration policies. Previous attempts at change failed under Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama.