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Foster Calls On Congress To Take Up Immigration Reform

Oct 24, 2013
Press Release
Highlights Calls From Illinois Municipal Leaders Including Aurora, Joliet

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) echoed President Obama’s call on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, citing calls for action from the business community, religious community, law enforcement and local municipal leaders. 

“I join President Obama in his call on Congress to take action and pass comprehensive immigration reform.  We cannot continue to ignore this critical issue any longer.  The time is now to pass comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders, improves our legal immigration system, strengthens our economy, reduces our debt, and provides a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country,” said Foster.

Yesterday, Foster received a letter from Illinois mayors urging Congress to take action to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  The letter was signed by mayors throughout Illinois including Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner and Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante. The letter can be found here.

“There has been overwhelming support from the religious community, business community, law enforcement and people from all walks of life.  How long can Congress continue to ignore their calls for reform?  It’s time for Congress to stop ignoring this critical issue and take action,” added Foster.

Foster has long been an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform and is a co-sponsor of H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act – a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would strengthen our borders, improve our legal immigration system and provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.