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Janice H.
Democrat CA 44

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  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    by Representative Janice Hahn

    Posted on 2013-12-03

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    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, the clock is ticking with just 8 legislative days left this year, but I believe there's still time to bring comprehensive immigration reform to this floor for a vote.

    There is an incredible group of people that are fasting on the National Mall as a plea to us to pass some form of comprehensive immigration. Today marks day 22 of their fast, but their faith and commitment to change keeps them going.

    These men and women are sacrificing their health, and do you mean to tell me that we can't find the humanity and compassion to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Speaker Boehner? Are you kidding me? This isn't who we are as a nation. Cesar Chavez and Mahatma Gandhi called fasting a fervent prayer, but we must do our part on behalf of the families who have been hurt by this delay of comprehensive immigration reform. I'm standing with these courageous people and immigrant families all across this Nation in demanding a vote on an immigration bill.

    Let's stop this shameful delay and bring a bill to this floor for a vote by the end of the year.


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