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Immigration

Issues: Immigration

The majority of Americans support comprehensive immigration reform. President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress have long stressed the importance of passing comprehensive immigration reform as well as highlighting the benefits to be gained.

During both his 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, President Obama ran on a platform that included strong support of immigration reform. A majority of the American people shared his common sense position on the subject and cast their vote accordingly.

Today, President Obama continues to reach out to Republicans to realize long-overdue change. At President Obama’s direction, the Department of Homeland Security has begun to lay the foundation for reform by strengthening our border security and prosecuting employers that hire undocumented workers. President Obama’s administration is working towards the comprehensive solution for our country that includes a legal path towards citizenship.

Thanks to the President’s efforts, millions of people are closer than ever to coming out of the shadows and contributing to this country. College Democrats of America was encouraged when the Senate passed their bipartisan immigration reform bill in 2013 and now urge Speaker Boehner and the Republican leadership in the house to follow suit. We will not rest until our undocumented friends and neighbors can once and for all be placed on a fair, and reasonable path to citizenship.