Democrats and Immigrant Rights Movement Call on Republicans to Work towards a Comprehensive Immigration Reform
(WASHINGTON)—The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing this afternoon on the President’s recent executive action announcement and its impact on millions of immigrants. Families from across the country came together to be present at the hearing to show support for the Senate Democrats who are pushing to keep and implement President Obama’s immigration action. Present at the hearing were Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono (HI), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Al Franken (MN), Dick Durbin (IL), Christopher Coons (DE), and Richard Blumenthal (CT).
Earlier in the afternoon, Sen. Hirono and deferred action beneficiaries held a press conference that highlighted stories of families impacted by the President’s executive action. Senators and families, along with supporters, called on Republicans to work towards real and comprehensive immigration reform, and to stray away from anti-immigrant rhetoric that poisons the conversation.
Sen. Hirono opened the hearing saying, “This is about real people, real families. It is about who we are as a country.”
Sens. Blumenthal, Coons, Durbin, Franken, and Klobuchar spoke in support of the President’s...