Trumka: House Immigration Bill Moves Country in ‘Positive Direction’

October 2, 2013

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement on the immigration reform bill introduced in the House today by a group of Democratic lawmakers:

Today, as House Republicans continue to hold the country hostage, a group of Democrats introduced a bill that will fix the immigration system and move our country in a positive direction. The bill, which is based on bipartisan legislation that passed the Senate by a wide margin in April, has overwhelming support from the labor movement, faith organizations, immigrant communities, civil and human rights groups, business and many others.

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