today’s bipartisan vote in the Senate, we are one step closer to fixing our
broken immigration system. This bill will usher in common-sense reform that
will make our borders even more secure, provide a rigorous pathway to
citizenship for the 11 million people who are here illegally, and modernize our
laws so that entrepreneurs and engineers from around the world can contribute to
business innovation in the United States. This comprehensive legislation will
also fuel growth and create jobs by bringing hard-working immigrants out of the
shadows and giving them a chance to contribute to the vibrancy of our economy.
It will lead to greater productivity and higher wages, reduce the deficit, and
help to improve the financial stability of Medicare and Social Security as new
workers are put on payrolls.
The bill passed by the Senate today
demonstrates that Democrats and Republicans can work together to solve our
nation’s most pressing problems, and I urge the House of Representatives to move
forward on this important issue as soon as possible.”