Congresswoman Clark Pushes for Mandatory Vote on Immigration Reform

Clark: "Without comprehensive immigration reform, millions will continue to live in the shadows and our communities will forgo economic opportunity. America has already waited too long."

U.S. Representative Katherin Clark, who represents Framingham. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
U.S. Representative Katherin Clark, who represents Framingham. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni

Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who represents Framingham, joined her Democratic colleagues in signing a discharge petition to force a vote on a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform package.

“Without comprehensive immigration reform, millions will continue to live in the shadows and our communities will forgo economic opportunity. America has already waited too long," said Clark. “Business leaders agree we cannot continue to train, educate and invest in workers, only to send them to a different country where they will compete with us. Immigration reform is the critical piece of the puzzle to help us meet the demands for skilled and unskilled labor."

 “The Senate has passed a comprehensive reform bill and now the House needs to take a vote. I’m proud to stand with my colleagues to demand a vote on immigration reform," said Clark in a written statement.

Mark Cain March 26, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Second. This Clark should remember that she is in office to listen to the American people who she is supposed to represent so in other words if 69% do not want immigration reform before the borders are sealed and 25% do then she is there to represent the 31% and not go rouge play to her own opinion! http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/04/fox-news-poll-most-support-strengthening-borders-before-other-immigration/print#ixzz2Mccd3UDK?popup=false
Mark Cain March 26, 2014 at 06:59 PM
Third, here is an example of the wonderful folks that will continue to cause mayhem. http://www.immigrationshumancost.org/
Jim Rizoli March 26, 2014 at 07:51 PM
Immigration is a lost cause as illegal behavior is excepted in this country and no one seems to care. It's costing us a bundle and the middle class and rich are paying the bill. Jim Rizoli jjrizo on youtube
Joe Rizoli March 27, 2014 at 03:18 AM
These immigrants aren't in any shadows any more. They are in our face, blatant, and ready for all the freebies. A great question for all these shadow people is how many of them have taken stolen Social security numbers of children in quest of their shadow hood?
John Randolph March 27, 2014 at 09:26 AM
The Ungodly, Inhumane Truths Of Illegal Immigration And Immigration Reform Large American corporations, small businesses and individuals greedily benefit from hiring the undocumented for cheap labor. The elite who run the economies of undocumenteds' home countries prosper from billions of dollars in annual remittances being sent home by their US undocumented. Washington's NAFTA and CAFTA have exacerbated disparities in wealth in Latin America and Latin American illegal immigration to the US. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lori-wallach/nafta-at-20-one-million-u_b_4550207.html The Corrections Corporation of America is a privatized, "for profit" immigration prison system that has bed space for 34,000 undocumented charging US taxpayers about $125 per inmate per night. The initial tax payer price tag for the Senate's S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) is 46.3 billion dollars. See Section 6 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s744/text Advocates for the undocumented and immigration reform selfishly ignore and refuse to address that the poverty of the undocumenteds' home counties is the root cause of illegal immigration. Advocates for immigration reform selfishly ignore that Washigton's current immigration reform purposely does not address that the undocumenteds' home-country poverty will inevitably increase illegal immigration to the US with accompanying border crossing deaths. The US and Mexican economic elite share 1.25 billion dollars a day in cross border trade while the undocumented from Mexico make up the majority of US undocumented. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35749.htm American taxpayers are victims of illegal immigration too. They suffer the consequences of over-crowded hospital emergency rooms, school rooms, job losses, and unfair demographic changes to their towns as a result of the 11.2 million undocumented influx into the US. Many Americans refuse to see that Washington's decades-long, insidious system of profit/labor-driven illegal immigration and profit/corporate driven immigration reform for border security boodle are the corrupt, underlying reasons that illegal immigration is never solved. How does a country that claims to be "One Nation Under God" permit this ungodly, inhumane insanity to continue? http://twopesos-protestfortheundocumented.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-ungodly-inhumane-truths-of-illegal.html


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