Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Decades in the making:

Diane --

Very soon, comprehensive immigration reform will be introduced -- and could be passed -- in Congress.

Passing immigration reform is something that has been years, even decades, in the making. If legislators in both parties can put aside political posturing and summon the courage to do the right thing, we will make history together.

It's up to you and me to make sure our lawmakers find that courage -- and that they know if they step up and fix our broken system, we'll get their backs.

This is our moment -- join the grassroots effort to help pass comprehensive immigration reform.

President Obama and a growing number of bipartisan lawmakers have laid the framework for the path forward on immigration. They've identified three things we need to do right away:

We need to strengthen border security, streamline the legal immigration process so law-abiding companies can get the workers they need, and create an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows.

These are tough issues for politicians to wrestle with. But for myself and for millions of our friends and neighbors, immigration isn't just political -- it's intensely personal.

My grandma came to the United States as an orphan from Mexico. She never made it past the fourth grade -- she had to drop out of school to work and support her family. As an adult, she scraped by, working hard to give my mother a shot, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.

People like my grandma -- men and women in all corners of the United States, of all ages and origins -- have helped build this country.

They deserve a system that works -- and our country's economy depends on it.

We know what's broken, and we know how to fix it.

Say you're ready to fight for immigration reform. Add your name today:


America is watching -- let's get this done.


Julian Castro
Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

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