State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of the “Gang of Eight” comprehensive immigration reform bill by the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“I am pleased to see that a bi-partisan group of US Senators came together to pass a fair and just immigration reform package that is sorely needed. Our immigration system is broken and needs a comprehensive overhaul that provides for both a strong border and a path to citizenship. I plan to work with my counterparts on the federal level to ensure this bill passes both houses.
“We were born as a nation of immigrants and have relied on the ingenuity and hard work of those who have come to call the United States home over the past 200 years. This bill will show the rest of the world that this has not changed.”