Assemblymember Luis Alejo, who represents us locally, released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration reform:
I commend President Obama’s leadership and commitment on one of the most long-awaited and important human rights issues of our times, immigration reform. Millions of hard working immigrant families can now look forward to finally getting recognition for their hard work and contributions to the economies of the State of California and our country.
The President’s proposal would also validate the hard work of hundreds of thousands of new American immigrants that toil every day in the agricultural fields harvesting the fruits and vegetables that feed the families of our state, the country and the world.
It is my hope that Congress will act this year on passing comprehensive immigration reform. I am confident that President Obama and our leaders in Washington will find a bipartisan permanent solution to this critical issue. Our future, our economy and millions of immigrant families depend on it.
I am proud to author Assembly Joint Resolution 3 this year. I introduced this piece of legislation in December to specify principles for repairing the nation’s immigration system and urge representatives in Washington D.C. to take a comprehensive and workable approach to improving the nation’s immigration system using those principles.
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