I want to hear from you on immigration
June 18, 2013
As you may know, last week the U.S. Senate began debating the critically important issue of comprehensive immigration reform. On Wednesday, I took to the Senate floor to let my colleagues know what I have been working on and what I believe a successful bill will accomplish. As the Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Iâ€™ve been deeply invested in ensuring that our nation's borders are secure. Recently, I have been working with my colleagues and other stakeholders to build on the important advances that we have made to strengthen our border over the past 10 years.
Below, I have included a few clips from my speech that outline my views on the upcoming debate. If youâ€™d like, you can also watch my entire speech or read a complete transcript of it.
To stay up-to-date on the ongoing immigration debate underway in the Senate, I recently launched a new page on my website that will provide much-needed facts and information on provisions in the immigration bill, as well as what Iâ€™m doing to help make this critical reform effort happen. You can visit the website at carper.senate.gov/immigration.
But my ideas alone â€“ or the ideas of any one U.S. Senator â€“ wonâ€™t be enough to fix our broken immigration system. As always, I want you to lend your voice to this debate. Let me know what you believe should be done in immigration reform, and Iâ€™ll share some of your ideas with my colleagues and even on my Twitter account and Facebook page. This is a critical challenge, but I know we can solve it by working together, finding ways to compromise and putting the best ideas forward.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.
U.S. Senator Tom Carper