Pass immigration reform bill

May 8, 2013 

Congress must protect the path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States and pass reform this year.

Overwhelming majorities of Americans support a pathway. Our immigration laws are broken, and 11 million people need our help finding a solution. This will work for everyone. If this bill passes, 11 million people will be able to come out of the shadows.

Deferred action is a great example on how this bill will be a great thing for the United States. Many young dreamers were able to continue their dream, but that was only a start. Together, we can have this bill happen.

Some extremists are still suggesting self-deportation. We all know that's not realistic. We need real solutions, and rounding up 11 million people or asking them to leave is inhumane and fixes nothing.

That's why I hope my senators will do the right thing and vote for the Senate's immigration bill.

BECKY MENDOZA

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