The U.S. Senate passed comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform legislation today by a vote of 68-32.
This is a statement from Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org, on today’s Senate immigration vote:
“The Senate took an important step toward passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill today. Despite MoveOn members’ disappointment over the addition of the Corker/Hoeven amendment, the current immigration bill contains some strong provisions that create an important and necessary pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million aspiring Americans.
Now that the bill has passed the Senate, we urge the House to honor the will of the majority of Americans who support comprehensive immigration reform and pass the Senate version of the bill without adding any further amendments.
MoveOn members stand ready to call out House members who try to derail the progress that has been made toward reaching a bipartisan compromise. They will not tolerate the addition of any further amendments that seek to increase the militarization of our already secure border. MoveOn members fully expect the House to pass the Senate version of the bill without delay, and they will remember those who fail to act on Election Day.”