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  • Immigration Reform

    by Representative Raúl M. Grijalva

    Posted on 2013-12-11

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    GRIJALVA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GRIJALVA. Mr. Speaker, as Members of the House reach their conclusions on the budget deal announced by Congressman Ryan and Senator Murray, I might add it is a deal devoid of any support for the unemployed, real investment in jobs and education, and tax reform that produces fairness, pushing additional cost burdens on Federal employees. But it does avoid cuts to Social Security and Medicare and the Republican-inspired government shutdown and near default.

    [[Page H7638]] I want to remind my colleagues in the House that that same kind of effort, attention, and risk is needed on the issue of comprehensive immigration reform. If we can produce a budget deal through the crisis that we have been through, then it is time for the House of Representatives and the Republican leadership to step up and produce the same kind of effort, the same kind of attention to one of the most critical domestic issues affecting so many families and communities in this country, and that is the question of comprehensive immigration reform.

    If we have the fortitude, the risk to compromise on a budget, we should certainly be able to do that for immigration reform.


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