Lawmakers’ Support for Immigration Reform

ByPhillip Kim

Lawmakers’ Support for Immigration Reform

As the debate over immigration reform continues, lawmakers share their support for the bill. To read more the immigration reform bill, read Huffington Post’s article below:

Family Struggles Drive Lawmakers’ Support For Immigration Reform

There are a number of phrases that are repeated over and over in the immigration debate. Politicians talk about securing the border and bringing talent into the country. Some call for a fair path to citizenship, others stoke fears about “amnesty.” But there’s one line that’s arguably the most popular: “The U.S. is a nation of laws, but it’s also a nation of immigrants.”

The immigrant experience is closer to some members of Congress than it is to others. There are some, such as Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), who are immigrants themselves; others are children or grandchildren of immigrants. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) often talks about his parents leaving Cuba for Florida, where they worked in low-wage jobs so their son could go to school and eventually work his way to the upper chamber. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in touting his support for comprehensive immigration reform, tells stories about his mother moving from Lithuania to the U.S. as a child.

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