Gov. Peter Shumlin issued a statement today urging the U.S. House of Representatives to approve comprehensive immigration reform
July 18, 2013 - MONTPELIER - Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement:
“This week I joined 14 other Governors in urging the House leadership to approve common sense immigration reform that will help stimulate the U.S. economy, provide farmers in Vermont and other rural states with the workforce they need to continue to feed the nation, and establish a carefully constructed path to earned citizenship, while also ensuring border security.
We are fortunate in Vermont to have a Congressional delegation that supports these objectives and is working hard to find a bipartisan solution to this critical problem. I also join my fellow Governors in thanking the President for his leadership on this issue.
The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and now the House should move quickly to adopt bipartisan immigration reform legislation that reflects the values of our nation and contributes to our economic growth.”
To see the Governor's letter, click here.