For Immediate Release – Feb. 5, 2013
“The president met with a representative group of our society including representatives of communities of color. It was very productive and of course, he reiterated his commitment to commonsense immigration reform with a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants now here without documents.
“While we were meeting with the president, the GOP-controlled House Judiciary Committee held a hearing that tilted away from common sense solutions. It serves as a reminder that we have to remain watchful over the legislative process to make sure that voters learn who are the champions of reform and who are the ones who will try to obstruct the process.
“We have a lot of work to do between now and when the President signs a bill into law, but we are committed to making sure Congress approves reforms that include a reasonable and fair path to citizenship and that protect the rights of all workers.”