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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California


Apr 19, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) today issued the following statement in response to the release of the bipartisan “Gang of  8’s”  Senate Immigration bill.


“I am deeply encouraged to see a bipartisan group of Senators come together and agree on a comprehensive plan that will make important and long overdue reforms to our immigration system,” said Sanchez.  “This is a monumental step and a sign that real progress can be made toward creating a path to citizenship.  It’s high time to create a fair and viable path to legal status for the millions of undocumented immigrants in our country.


“I do have some concerns about the Gang of 8’s proposal, in particular the border security trigger portion.  Many House Republicans are using the same old excuses, such as ‘we need to secure our borders first’ to prevent a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill from moving forward. As the former Border Subcommittee-Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, I helped to ensure resources were allocated to strengthen our borders and increase the number of border security agents.  We have made significant strides in securing our border and combating illegal immigration. We’ve done our part and now it’s time for House Republicans to come to the table and join us to truly address the immigration challenge.”