For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
“I am pleased by the work of the bi-partisan group of United States Senators to reform and modernize our nation’s immigration laws. The introduction of this legislation is an important step that reflects significant momentum toward building the 21st century immigration system that our nation needs.
This afternoon, Senators Schumer and McCain briefed me on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that they have drafted with their colleagues in the Senate. This bill is clearly a compromise, and no one will get everything they wanted, including me. But it is largely consistent with the principles that I have repeatedly laid out for comprehensive reform. This bill would continue to strengthen security at our borders and hold employers more accountable if they knowingly hire undocumented workers.
During this time of anticipated comprehensive immigration reform, a bipartisan group of Senators known as the Senate “Gang of Eight” is reportedly nearing completion on a proposal for comprehensive immigration reform in 2013. A bipartisan group from the House of Republicans (“House”) is also working on legislation, and the President is preparing his own plan in case congressional talks fail.
10 April 2013
The Senate version of the Bill is believed to be ready and may be introduced as early as this Thursday. It should not be delayed beyond early next week.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 29, 2013
FACT SHEET: Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the Rules
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.