Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after joining several Senate colleagues to introduce a framework of concrete, bipartisan ideas to reform America’s broken immigration system:
“Every day Nevadans see that our immigration system is broken, and they want Democrats and Republicans to work together on a comprehensive, national solution to protect America’s economic and national security. That’s why Senator Schumer has worked for months with significant Republican input to develop this framework that we are presenting today – because the time is now for us to fix our broken system. It is vital for us to secure our borders, get tough on those here illegally, and impose tough sanctions on employers who abuse immigrants and use them to undercut the wages of Nevada workers.
“Like many other issues, immigration reform cannot pass the Senate without bipartisan support, and the American people are counting on Democrats and Republicans to work together toward practical solutions. I know that this is a tough, complex issue but Nevadans sent me to Washington to confront our nation’s challenges in a bipartisan way. Our immigration system is broken and we need to fix it.”