Last week, I joined
seven of my Senate colleagues in announcing a set of bipartisan
principles to fix our broken immigration system.
agreed on a framework that creates a rigorous but fair path to citizenship
for undocumented immigrants who are currently in the United States,
underlines the need to take more effective measures to secure the
border, establishes an employment verification system, and calls for
modernizing and streamlining our visa process.
Now, I need your
help to fix our broken immigration system this year. Will
you join our grassroots organizing team and help us get this
important reform through Congress and onto the President's
By joining our team, you'll be part of an ongoing discussion on
immigration reform. You can send me feedback as we write the bill, be
among the first to receive information and updates about progress, or just
click one button to show your support.
As I've traveled
our state, I've met with farmers who lay awake at night worrying whether
they will have enough workers to harvest their crops. I've had
high-tech companies tell me they struggle to recruit the world's most highly
skilled graduates because of an outdated visa system. I've seen
families torn apart and opportunities disappear for students with great
potential because of an inflexible system that isn't aligned with our
Their messages were always the same: Our immigration
system is failing us and Washington needs to act.
Will you help us fix our broken system by joining my grassroots
immigration organizing team? Sign up on our website so you can offer
input and be the first to know about what's happening in the reform
Hearing from Coloradans like you is
important to me. In fact, it's how we got here in the first place. For
nearly two years, I've been working with former Senator Hank Brown
(R-CO) to prove that Colorado could lead the way and forge a new path on
immigration, away from the extreme rhetoric that has engulfed the
After hundreds of meetings,
conversations and miles traveled, we were able to launch the Colorado Compact, a
set of six principles on immigration reform that attracted support
from a broad and bipartisan coalition of people dedicated to reforming an
outdated and inflexible immigration policy.
And with the
help of Coloradans like you, we brought a little bit of commonsense and
grit to Washington.
This is just the start. To bring about
meaningful change, we're going to need to work together and make sure
Washington knows this is important to us. Will you join
my grassroots organizing team and make sure your voice is heard in
this important debate?
will be some tough conversations and disagreements ahead, but if we
keep the pressure on, we will fix our immigration system and ensure that
it's in better alignment with the needs of our economy, families, and
Together, we've taken a major step forward
for our nation's immigration policies. But we have a lot of more work to
do. I look forward to continuing to work with you to make sure that
Colorado's voices and views are reflected in a reform
Michael F. Bennet