Presidential Papers, March 2014

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Author: Barack H. Obama

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Statement on House of Representatives Action on Immigration Reform Legislation

March 26, 2014

Last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate came together to pass a commonsense bill to fix our broken immigration system, a bill that would grow our economy, shrink our deficits, and reward businesses and workers that play by the rules. But so far, Republicans in the House have refused to allow meaningful immigration reform legislation to even come up for a vote.

That's why today I applaud the efforts of Democrats in the House to give immigration reform the yes-or-no vote it deserves. Like the Senate bill, the House bill would strengthen our borders, modernize our legal immigration system, and keep more families together. It would make sure everyone plays by the same rules by providing a pathway to earned citizenship for those who are living in the shadows. And according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, it would grow our economy and reduce our deficits by $900 billion over the next 20 years.

Immigration reform is the right thing to do for our economy, our security, and our future. A vast majority of the American people agree. The only thing standing in the way is the unwillingness of Republicans in Congress to catch up with the rest of the country. And I want to thank the leaders in Congress who are doing their part to move us forward.

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Chicago: Barack H. Obama, "Statement on House of Representatives Action on Immigration Reform Legislation," Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014] in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014] (Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 1, 2014), Original Sources, accessed October 23, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ETVIW9MEG6DXYSZ.

MLA: Obama, Barack H. "Statement on House of Representatives Action on Immigration Reform Legislation." Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014], in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014], Washington D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, March 1, 2014, Original Sources. 23 Oct. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ETVIW9MEG6DXYSZ.

Harvard: Obama, BH, 'Statement on House of Representatives Action on Immigration Reform Legislation' in Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014]. cited in March 1, 2014, Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents [Collected for March 2014], U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 23 October 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=ETVIW9MEG6DXYSZ.