Curbelo Comments on House Immigration Negotiations

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Washington, D.C , June 12, 2018 | Joanna Rodriguez (202-225-2778) | comments

Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the leader of a bipartisan discharge petition effort that has pressured House Republican Leadership to come to the table for immigration negotiations, issued the following statement: 


“Today’s commitment by House Republican Leadership to bring immigration reform legislation to the Floor next week is a major development. For many years, and for different reasons, leaders from both parties have refused to allow the House to act to secure a future for young immigrants brought to our country as children, while making Americans safer and more prosperous by strengthening border security.”


“While the legislation to be revealed in the coming days is based on the productive negotiations hosted by House Leaders over the last several weeks, it is vital our colleagues remain committed to the discharge petition. While we believe all parties have negotiated in good faith, until and unless we confirm the proposed legislation fully addresses the interests and concerns that unite us we must and will keep up the pressure. Members of the House –– from both parties – have demanded action, and this legislative tool has been the driving force and impetus for these negotiations and any possible vote or agreement that could result in House action on immigration for the first time in nearly a decade.”


“Too many people have waited for too long for a solution that fixes and strengthens our immigration system. Our goal has always been to force the House to debate and consider meaningful immigration reform, and today we’re one step closer. The time for action is now.”


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