Miami Herald: Miami lawmakers offer early praise for North Carolina senator's immigration plan

By Patricia Mazzei

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Washington, D.C., January 25, 2017 | comments
A pair of Miami Republicans in Congress who back comprehensive immigration reform have given props to the beginnings of legislation being cobbled together by Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo applauded Tillis' "broad proposal that will tighten border security and enforce immigration laws, while also providing certainty and relief for immigrants who have been contributing to our country's economy."

"There is a great deal of anxiety among our immigrant communities, especially in South Florida," Curbelo said in a statement Wednesday.

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Earlier this month, Curbelo joined a bipartisan group of House members, including Miami Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, in re-introducing what's known as the BRIDGE Act, a law that would protect so-called Dreamers brought into the country illegally as children from deportation and give them temporary work authorization.

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