Chairman Xavier Becerra on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

September 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: “Today we celebrate the cornerstone on which our country’s enduring democracy was built: the Constitution of the United States. An expression of our commitment to solemn principles of government, it has withstood the passage of time and turmoil and inspired those seeking freedom around the world.

“We also welcome new citizens across America this week who will take the oath to uphold our cherished rights and responsibilities. But we can’t forget the millions of aspiring Americans who as of yet have no way of earning citizenship and participating fully in our democracy. Now is the time for real leadership in the House of Representatives to finally fix our broken immigration system. We have inherited exceptional tools to perfect our union, so let’s get to work.”