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America’s Voice Responds to President’s Remarks on Immigration

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“The Window of Opportunity is Open Now”

President Obama just outlined three areas where Democrats and Republicans should come together to act in the coming weeks: 1) a balanced approach to the budget; 2) fixing our broken immigration system; and 3) passing a Farm bill.  In response, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued this statement:

“The central question is whether Speaker Boehner and smart Republicans in the House will take the get-out-of-jail card that Democrats are offering to them on immigration reform.  Working with Democrats to pass reform will help the GOP rehabilitate their badly damaged brand, solve a huge political problem facing the GOP with respect to Latino, Asian and immigrant voters, and prove to the American people they can govern responsibly rather than recklessly.  The window of opportunity is open now.  The goal should be to move through the House in a way that leads to bicameral negotiations with the Senate this year and a bill to the President’s desk as soon as possible.”