Valley congressman says push for immigration reform should continue
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:45:24 GMT —
April 17, 2013 was a day for celebration for millions of ~illegal immigrants TM as they praised Congress for drafting some type of legislation that would pave a path to citizenship.
I TMm so excited, said. I TMve been waiting for this for 15 years.
But those cheers have since quieted a bit"as people start to worry what will happen now that the two men identified as the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing are from a different country, but living in the U.S. legally.
According to the Associated Press, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said the attacks raise questions and make it clear the importance of understanding gaps and loopholes in the U.S. immigration system.
Despite these concerns, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar said Immigration Reform needs to continue.
"I still think that Immigration Reform will continue even though some people might bring this up, Cuellar said. I think there will be some very interesting statements and questions that will be said about immigration reform."
While statements will be made"Cuellar said the focus should continue to stay on why our country needs reform.
He said there are plenty of good immigrants out there that contribute to society and they should not be punished for a few ~bad apples. TM
"If there is a bad apple you can't paint everyone with the same paint brush and say everybody is bad, Cuellar explained. That's not the way to do it."