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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Progressive Caucus March 4, 2015
Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-NJ
"Republicans in both the House and the Senate wanted to hinder the President’s legal authority to better manage our broken immigration system. They have called it illegal amnesty, and many of their conservative counterparts have gone as far as calling the President a tyrant, but they have not offered any plan of their own."
Providing For Congressional Disapproval Of A Rule Submitted By The National Labor Relations Board March 4, 2015
Barbara Boxer, D-CA
"They certainly aren’t here to fix our Nation’s broken immigration system. If Republicans were interested in that, they would be supporting the reasonable, commonsense immigration measures proposed by President Obama that will result in indisputable economic gains for our country—raising the Nation’s GDP by up to $90 billion over the next 10 years."
Further Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 February 27, 2015
Jared Polis, D-CO
"Those two can be reconciled through sensible, comprehensive immigration reform that addresses our broken immigration system. And yes, it is broken; and yes, President Obama’s first steps don’t completely fix it; but together, we can make it work."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 25, 2015
Edward Markey, D-MA
"The President’s Executive order recognizes the value of immigrants to our country. President Obama’s Executive order will bring millions of law-abiding immigrants out of the shadows and help to keep those families together. The order allows law enforcement to focus its resources where they belong: reinforcing security at our borders and prosecuting and deporting dangerous criminals who pose threats to public safety. This Executive action cannot and should not be viewed as the final word on the matter of immigration reform. It is the beginning of an effort to permanently fix our broken immigration system."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 25, 2015
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"This is another needless, made-in-Washington crisis. We find ourselves here today because of the House’s initial failure to act for more than a year and a half on bipartisan legislation that the Senate passed to help fix our broken immigration system. The House’s inaction forced the President to do what he could through the executive authorities available to him. Those actions are welcomed. But they are not permanent, legislative fixes. Now, because Republicans in the House are angry that the President acted where they would not, they are threatening the functions of the very agency that helps protect our borders, our airspace, our waterways, and our communities."

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