(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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  (Mr. CARDENAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. CARDENAS. Last week, right here in D.C., I hosted farm workers 
from all over this country that only ask for fair treatment and 
compensation as they do their work. As they chanted ``Si, se puede''--
yes, it is possible--with 20 of us congressional Members, I saw the 
look of hope on their faces--hope that they would soon have a pathway 
to citizenship, fair wages, and adequate worker protections. I saw the 
same hope in the eyes of my parents who came here as farm workers.
  With the introduction of the Senate's immigration bill, farm workers 
are one step closer to gaining legal status and the right to feed their 
families as they feed America. However, as any legislation moves 
forward, I will remain vigilant against any effort to legalize farm 
worker mistreatments.
  I look forward to working with both sides of the aisle and both of 
our Houses to make sure that we fix this broken immigration system.