Chairman Xavier Becerra on Immigration Meeting with President Obama

January 25, 2013

Washington – Today, after members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with President Barack Obama in the White House to discuss immigration reform, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement:

“Immigration reform is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Now is the time and this is our moment. After today’s meeting, it’s clear that President Obama is determined to fix our long broken immigration system. The President expressed a great sense of urgency and that comprehensive immigration reform, including an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, is his top legislative priority. Members of the Hispanic Caucus, who have stood front and center on this issue even during the darkest times, are ready to work with the President and members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to lead the way.”