June 25, 2009
Washington, D.C. –Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement after today’s bipartisan immigration meeting at the White House.
I’m heartened that President Obama shares my desire to push forward with a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill. As I’ve stated before, Congress cannot move this legislation without the President’s active involvement and support. Today’s meeting reinforced my hope that we can pass a bipartisan and comprehensive bill that ensures our borders are secure, that our laws are enforced, that promotes family values with family unification, that regularizes the status of those that currently live in the shadows, that protects American workers, and provides for the legitimate needs of our economy.
I look forward to working with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate as we continue our discussions. I applaud the President for his leadership and look forward to standing next to him as he signs into law a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her eighth term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She is the Chair of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. She also serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 33 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.