• An update on comprehensive immigration reform

    (Spoiler Alert: Speaker Boehner is still blocking progress, and the cost of inaction continues to grow)

    There’s been a lot of discussion recently about the future of the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, especially in light of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat.

    But the path forward is still the same—and that path is still blocked directly by Speaker John Boehner in the House of Representatives.

    The facts have not changed. It’s been a year since the U.S. Senate did the right thing for our country, for our economy, and for our communities by passing a bill reforming our broken immigration system. It’s been a year of stalling by the House leadership.

    John Boehner is still the Speaker of the House of Representatives. If he called a vote tomorrow on comprehensive immigration reform, we believe it would pass.

    Over the past few days, people across the political spectrum have been calling for renewed efforts. Even Senator Rand Paul acknowledged that there's still a pathway to get this done.

    One thing is clear: We can't let up. The cost of inaction continues to grow. Every day, inaction on comprehensive immigration reform costs our country $37 million and robs us of a stronger and more secure economy.

    President Obama spoke about immigration reform last week:

    If you think that, because of politics you want to maintain a status quo that’s broken; because of politics we’re going to forego the economic growth and the deficit reduction, and the border security, and the fairness and the opportunity that immigration reform represents—you don’t belong in Washington.

    Because at a certain point, the issues are important enough to fight for. And my argument about yesterday’s election is not that there was too little politics, it’s that there was too little conviction about what’s right. We need to get immigration reform done.
    I couldn’t agree more. Do you?

    Let one of these key members of Congress hear it today.

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