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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut


America’s immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers, and there are 11 million people living in the shadows. Neither is good for the economy or the country.

It is time to act to fix the broken immigration system in a way that requires responsibility from everyone, both from the people here illegally and those who hire them, and guarantees that everyone is playing by the same rules.

We cannot allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. Together we can build a fair, effective and commonsense immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.


More on Immigration

December 28, 2016 Press Release
Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT -01) released the following statement about Israel’s proposal to provide medical care to wounded refugees from Aleppo.
March 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on his vote against H. Res. 639, which will allow Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) to file a brief with the Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas on behalf of the entire House of Representatives.

December 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act (H.R. 158):

November 19, 2015 Press Release
Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after voting against the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038).
November 20, 2014 Press Release
Hartford, CT - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) reacts to the President's announcement on immigration.
June 27, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauded the Senate on their efforts to pass the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

"Today, the Senate worked together to address our broken immigration system. It now falls on the House to take the next step towards fixing a system that has for too long eluded comprehensive reform. It is my hope that Members continue today's spirit of bipartisanship, roll up their sleeves and get to work on this vital legislation.

January 30, 2013 Press Release

(Hartford) – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01)  released the following statement after President Barack Obama presented his immigration reform proposal:

August 15, 2012 Press Release

Hartford, CT – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) joined millions across the country in celebrating the first day DREAM Act eligible youths can begin to realize their dream and start legally contributing to the future of our nation.

October 26, 2000 Press Release



September 28, 2000 Press Release

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