Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The United States is a nation of immigrants and we recognize the contributions that people from all over the world have made to our country.

House Democrats continue to work for common sense, comprehensive, and balanced immigration reform: reform that secures our borders, respects the rule of law, and provides immigrants with a fair chance of achieving the American Dream. During the 113th Congress, House Democrats introduced H.R. 15, bipartisan legislation that reforms our broken immigration system and provides a pathway to citizenship.

Democrats believe that passing comprehensive immigration reform is not only the morally right thing to do, but it is also good for our economy and will help our fiscal outlook. According to the Congressional Budget Office, comprehensive immigration reform would reduce the deficit by $900 billion over the next twenty years, including $200 billion in the first decade alone.

Comprehensive reform is supported by the majority of Americans, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the agriculture community, the technology community, the faith community, and others. Democrats continue to urge House Republicans to allow the House to work its will and bring immigration reform legislation to the Floor. 

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