Linda Sánchez Applauds Senate for Passing Immigration Reform (June 27, 2013)
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) congratulated the Senate for passing S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. This legislation would provide the first comprehensive reform of America’s immigration system in 27 years.
"I congratulate the Senate on the passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation,” said Congresswoman Sánchez. “Immigration reform is overdue - 27 years is far too long and 11 million people want to come out of the shadows. I hope House Republicans will recognize that we need a comprehensive immigration bill which provides a pathway to citizenship, brings families together and meets the needs of our communities, our economy and our country. We can't afford to wait any longer."
Today, the Senate passed S. 744 by a margin of 68 to 32. This legislation now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration. The last comprehensive reform of America’s immigration system occurred in 1986.
Congresswoman Sánchez currently serves as Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and is the Chair of the CHC’s Civil Rights Task Force.