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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/29/13
Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Support for President Obama’s
Immigration Reform Proposal
Mayor Reed joined President Obama at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to endorse the administration’s plan for comprehensive immigration reform
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed joined President Barack Obama today at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show his support for the President’s comprehensive immigration reform. At the rally, President Obama outlined his immigration reform ideas, which include strengthening border security, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers and streamlining legal immigration.
“There is no doubt that the economic, social and cultural contributions of immigrants continue to enrich our cities and communities,” said Mayor Reed. “We cannot ever forget that immigrants have helped make our nation stronger. This is an issue of great importance here in Georgia, and as such, I support President Barack Obama’s proposal to achieve meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform. I join him in urging Congress to take action in a bipartisan manner.”
“We need Congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are in this country right now,” said President Obama. “The good news is that – for the first time in many years – Republicans and Democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. Members of both parties, in both chambers, are actively working on a solution. And yesterday, a bi-partisan group of Senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform, which are very much in line with the principles I’ve proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. At this moment, it looks like there’s a genuine desire to get this done soon. And that’s very encouraging.”
Detailed information on President Barack Obama’s immigration reform proposal can be found on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/29/fact-sheet-fixing-our-broken-immigration-system-so-everyone-plays-rules.
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