Note: Originally posted by Rachel Labruyere at Standing FIRM.
Today Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) joined the growing chorus of voices calling for comprehensive immigration reform. In a telephonic briefing with New York and national advocates, including the New York Immigration Coalition, Crowley stressed the urgency of the issue, saying:
“This is a moral imperative – the time is now.”
The Representative recently delivered a letter to President Obama that was signed by 110 of his fellow House of Representative democrats, telling the Commander in Chief:
We need [your]leadership to move immigration reform forward and we stand ready to support comprehensive reform that balances our nation’s security needs with a realistic and humane solution for the estimated 12 million undocumented people already living in the United States.
This is a significant step, given the President’s repeated appeals that he needs support to help move legislation through Congress. That support is coming steadily now, from Crowley and his peers, from communities of faith and even from law enforcement agencies nationwide.