STATEMENT OF CONGRESSMAN MCGOVERN ON THE PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION ACTION
I support President Obama's courageous and necessary action to unify families, strengthen communities and local businesses, and help fix our broken immigration system. It brings many of our hard-working neighbors out of the shadows so they can work legally, pay taxes and no longer be victimized by unscrupulous employers. It helps our police and law enforcement officers concentrate their resources on serious criminals and real security threats. It’s also the morally right thing to do.
Sensible, bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform has already passed the Senate. It has been awaiting House action for over a year and a half. If the Republican House Leadership is serious about this issue, they will bring that bill to the floor for debate and a vote in December.