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Statement on the Future of Immigration Reform

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement on the future of comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House:

“Every day we wait to fix our broken immigration system, more families are separated, businesses face continued uncertainty, and we miss out on new economic opportunities. The Senate has already acted, and I’m extremely disappointed that Speaker Boehner is bending to a minority of House Republicans and blocking a vote on commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform, which I believe would pass the House tomorrow.”

Yarmuth was part of the House “Gang of 8,” a group of four Republicans and four Democrats that worked last year to craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would keep families together and provide certainty for businesses, boost our economy and reduce the deficit, and promote humane enforcement while keeping our borders secure.