(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                           IMMIGRATION REFORM

  (Ms. TITUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. TITUS. After far too long, there is finally real bipartisan 
momentum in Washington towards implementing much-needed comprehensive 
immigration reform.
  Our immigration system today is crowded and confusing. It divides 
families, it stifles the American Dream for high-skilled foreign 
students and entrepreneurs, and it does not address the exploitation of 
many immigrants in the workplace.
  The proposals unveiled last night are not perfect. For example, they 
eliminate diversity visas and certain family visas. But we are making 
progress. I look forward to supporting a bill that secures our borders, 
makes our existing laws more efficient and timely, promotes 
entrepreneurship and innovation, provides a fair pathway to citizenship 
for the millions of immigrants already in the United States, and 
includes the DREAM Act. It must also include humane provisions to keep 
families of all kinds together. We can and must get this done.