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An anniversary to keep us focused on immigration reform

Our immigration system is broken.

There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. who don't have legal status and are left without a pathway to citizenship.

Two years ago, we came close to a solution. With a large bipartisan majority, the Senate passed a comprehensive bill that would have helped fix what's broken in our immigration system:

  • Millions of people would have been placed on a path to citizenship
  • The bill would have increased Americans' overall income by $625 billion
  • It would have created an average of 145,000 jobs per year over the next decade

If the House had simply voted on it, it would have passed with a bipartisan majority. Instead, John Boehner and anti-immigrant politicians let the bill expire without a vote.

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Every day that goes by without comprehensive immigration reform costs the nation $37 million. That means over the past two years, the House’s failure to act has cost $26.8 billion. To put that number in perspective, that money could allow every public elementary school in the country to hire an average of 7.5 teachers for an entire year.

In the meantime, President Obama announced common-sense immigration actions that will strengthen our communities and add $230 billion to the economy over 10 years.

The actions are common-sense steps that can help pave the way for a comprehensive solution—and yet, these practical solutions are being held up by a politically motivated lawsuit.

Today is a reminder that bipartisan support for a solution exists, and that solution will benefit us all. Some opponents are still standing the way—which means our work to fix our broken system isn't over.

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