WASHINGTON – This afternoon a bill to move towards a common-sense immigration policy passed the U.S. Senate with strong bipartisan support. People For the American Way president Michael Keegan released the following statement:
“In the House, the GOP leadership now faces a choice: enact reasonable and sorely needed immigration policy, or give in to their most extreme fringe and ignore the country’s wellbeing. While far-right Republican office holders are crowing that the bill will ‘destroy our country ,’ the majority of self-identified Republicans – and the majority of the country – supports common-sense reforms.
“GOP leaders claim that they are ready to put aside hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric and start creating real solutions for all Americans. All eyes are now on the House GOP. Will they stand with the far-right fringe of their party or stand with bipartisan majorities calling for change?”