Responds to Call from Community to Take the Lead on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation
During an event today with the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) was asked by advocates for immigrant communities to introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation and begin the legislative phase of the reform debate. To a rousing response, he answered in the affirmative.
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
“Congressman Gutierrez has dedicated his career to the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, and there is no one better positioned to define the debate for Congress and get the legislative process going forward. We are thrilled by his statement today and trust that this initiative will help the President and the Democratic leaders of both chambers to make good on their promise to move on immigration reform in this Congress.”