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Foster Urges President To Act On Immigration Reform

Nov 13, 2014
Press Release

Immigration Press Conference

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) joined dozens of House Members calling on President Obama to take bold and quick action to fix our broken immigration system.  

“It’s been nearly a year and a half since the Senate passed bipartisan immigration reform, despite an outpouring of support from the business community, religious leaders, law enforcement, and people from all walks of life.  House leadership refuses to allow a vote on comprehensive immigration reform,” said Foster.

“Any day, Speaker Boehner could wake up, listen to the teachings of his church, the business community, or the millions of Americans calling for action, and bring comprehensive immigration reform up for a vote – it would pass with strong bipartisan support, and become the law of the land.  But we cannot continue to simply wait for that day. If House Republicans will not act, we need to do everything possible at the executive level to fix our broken system. Mr. President I am here today to urge you to use your powers under current law to do what you can to fix our broken immigration system and provide some hope for the millions of families in this country who are being torn apart or stuck in a state of limbo.”

Earlier this year, Foster introduced a House Resolution calling on the President to instruct the Department of Defense to allow DREAMers to serve in the military. More information is available here.