Jeff Flake - U.S. Senator ~ Arizona

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Senator Flake Introduces Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill with Gang of 8

“Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013” Includes Targeted Border Security Measures and Hinges Pathway to Citizenship on Tough, But Fair Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - United States Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), today introduced along with fellow “Gang of 8” members Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system. The legislation was created over months of negotiations and includes input from many immigration stakeholders.

“Arizona has borne the brunt of the federal government’s unwillingness to secure our southern border, so I’m glad that this bill puts a priority on border security,” said Flake.

“While there is sure to be something in this legislation for everyone to criticize, this bill represents a measure that can actually pass Congress and is huge improvement over the status quo.

“I look forward to this bill going through regular order where other senators will have an opportunity to amend and improve it.”