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  • Immigration

    by Representative Tony Cárdenas

    Posted on 2013-04-17

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    CARDENAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CARDENAS. Last week, right here in D.C., I hosted farm workers from all over this country that only ask for fair treatment and compensation as they do their work. As they chanted ``Si, se puede''-- yes, it is possible--with 20 of us congressional Members, I saw the look of hope on their faces--hope that they would soon have a pathway to citizenship, fair wages, and adequate worker protections. I saw the same hope in the eyes of my parents who came here as farm workers.

    With the introduction of the Senate's immigration bill, farm workers are one step closer to gaining legal status and the right to feed their families as they feed America. However, as any legislation moves forward, I will remain vigilant against any effort to legalize farm worker mistreatments.

    I look forward to working with both sides of the aisle and both of our Houses to make sure that we fix this broken immigration system.


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