April 18, 2013

Udall Statement on the ‘Gang of Eight' Immigration Proposal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement today on the "Gang of Eight's" Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013:

"We have an extraordinary opportunity to pass a long-term, comprehensive solution to fix our broken immigration system. I am very encouraged by the 'Gang of Eight's' proposal to secure our borders, bring undocumented individuals from the shadows and enhance our visa and employment verification systems. The law on the books today does not work and a piecemeal approach to reform will not result in the overhaul we need. There is much work ahead, but now is the time to work together to take meaningful action. America loses if we do nothing."