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Highly Partisan Immigration Legislation Goes Down in Flames

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WASHINGTON, DC—The House of Representatives today in a 121-301 vote rejected the Ryan Compromise immigration legislation. The League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement:

“Today our Representatives saw the Ryan Compromise immigration legislation exactly for what it was, a highly partisan bill that does not address the real problems. The American people want to see action on immigration but the proposed legislation in the House was not a compromise. It was more of the same bad policies we’ve seen before.
  
“The House bill was nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Congress should be focusing on passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes reuniting families—rather than asking Dreamers to swallow a range of draconian provisions that would harm fellow Dreamers, their parents, and the immigrant community as a whole.
 
“The time for Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act is long overdue.”

 

Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | [email protected]

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