Congressman Bill Foster

Representing the 11th District of Illinois

Rep. Foster Calls For Quick Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jan 28, 2013
Press Release

 

Rep. Foster Calls For Quick Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the immigration proposal announced today by a bipartisan group of senators.

“Today’s proposal is an important first step towards enacting desperately needed reforms to our broken immigration system. This issue has been pushed aside for too long – it’s time for Congress to take quick action and pass a comprehensive package that includes providing law enforcement authorities the tools they need to secure our borders, a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country, and a more secure and efficient system for legal immigration.

“Voters sent a clear message last November that it’s time to end the partisan political posturing and start working across the aisle. I’m encouraged to see that a group of senators received that message and am hopeful that my colleagues in the House will follow suit.

“I am particularly pleased to see a bipartisan consensus forming around Senator Durbin’s leadership on this issue, and I look forward to working with Congressman Gutierrez to produce a similar breakthrough on the House side.”