Senators Kirk and Durbin Vote to Pass Historic Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Leslie Mendoza Kamstra 773-896-7815 or mendozal@seiu1.org

­­­Senators Kirk and Durbin Vote to Pass Historic Immigration Reform 

Will Representatives Lipinski, Roskam, Schock and Davis Come Out of the Shadows and Support Reform as All Eyes Turn to the House? 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—This week, Senator Mark Kirk was one of the 14 Republicans to secure passage of immigration reform in the United States Senate with a 68-32 vote, showing resounding bipartisan support for the measure. Now, as the debate shifts to the House of Representatives, constituents want to know where Congressmen Lipinski, Roskam, Schock and Davis stand.

The bill that passed the Senate, while not perfect, represents a huge step towards fixing our broken immigration system once and for all. The bill will combine a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans with an unprecedented build-up in border security, and will generate millions of dollars in economic growth for our economy.

“Now that we’ve won passage of a bipartisan bill in the Senate, it’s up to the House to act on the popular will and do its part to move the country another step closer to a modern immigration system. Now is the time for Rep. Lipinski to declare where he stands on the side of reform with a clear path to citizenship. His constituents are depending upon him to do the right thing for immigrants, for Americans, and for our economy,” said Keith Kelleher Vice President of the SEIU Illinois State Council and President of SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana.

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