FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2009
STATEMENT OF MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON PROPOSED IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION
"New York City's greatest strength has always been its diversity, and the contributions made by New York's immigrant communities have driven America's economic engine for generations. Today, however, our immigration laws are broken, hurting our economy and many immigrant families. A comprehensive solution is urgently needed, and I applaud Congressman Luis Gutierrez and his colleagues for moving the debate forward by introducing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009. I also want to thank the New York Congressional delegation for their efforts on this issue, especially Congress members Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke, Joseph Crowley, José Serrano, Anthony Weiner, and Gregory Meeks. I look forward to working with them, and all members of Congress, in the months ahead to pass a comprehensive reform bill that will strengthen our economy, improve our security and honor our history."
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