Chairman Xavier Becerra On Republican Efforts To Block Immigration Reform

March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement today on H.R. 3973 and H.R. 4138:

“House Republicans are doubling down on a strategy to defeat immigration reform. These two bills would disable the President’s ability to temporarily alleviate deportations and the separation of families. At the same, Republicans are shutting down every effort in the House to vote on bipartisan legislation that would finally fix our broken immigration system.

“Overwhelmingly, the American people support immigration reform, including a path to citizenship. Yet this do-nothing Congress continues to gamble with people’s lives and our country’s economy by blockading any legal pathway to relief through legislation or executive action. It has been five months since House Democrats proposed a bipartisan solution to our dysfunctional immigration laws. The time is now to vote on H.R. 15.”