Tuesday, January 28, 2014

President Obama's SOTU on Immigration and Rep. Morris Rodgers's Response

Tonight, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Here's what he had to say about immigration:

"Finally, if we're serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement -- and fix our broken immigration system. (Cheers, applause.) Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted, and I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same. Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades. And for good reason: When people come here to fulfill their dreams -- to study, invent, contribute to our culture -- they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everybody. So let's get immigration reform done this year. (Cheers, applause.) Let's get it done. It's time." Here's a link to the unofficial transcript of the full speech.

Rep. Cathy Morris Rodgers's response: “It’s time to honor our history of legal immigration. We’re working on a step-by-step solution to immigration reform by first securing our borders and making sure America will always attract the best, brightest, and hardest working from around the world.”  

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/state-of-the-union-2014-gop-rebuttal-102760.html#ixzz2rkzKfRqc

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