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.
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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.
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):
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.
(Hartford) – Today Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after President Barack Obama presented his immigration reform proposal:
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2000
REPUBLICANS EXCLUDE LATINO AND IMMIGRATION FAIRNESS ACT FROM SPENDING BILL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2000