WASHINGTON, D.C. - With last week's strong bipartisan vote in the Senate passing immigration reform legislation, attention now shifts to the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives is moving toward a potential debate and vote on this issue in July, so NOW is the critical time to let your Congressman know you support the House moving an immigration reform bill or package of bills.
The message is simple. Tell your Representative that the House needs to consider and pass legislation so some sort of solution can be enacted this year. To refuse to consider legislative solutions is to choose to perpetuate the current broken system. Urge your Representative to support legislation that enables economic growth by making it more attractive to immigrate legally than illegally, makes flexible and market-based visa programs available to agriculture and landscape businesses, and establishes a reconciliation process for existing, experienced workers to earn legal status.