AAN’s Coleman & HLN’s Bush Applaud Senate Immigration Bill Passage
WASHINGTON, DC – American Action Network Chairman Sen. Norm Coleman and Hispanic Leadership Network Co-Chairman Gov. Jeb Bush issued the following statement following the passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. AAN & their initiative HLN have been active leaders in the immigration policy debate, including significant national television advertising, grassroots organizing, policy backgrounders, messaging guidance and more.
“Today’s vote is a strong step for meaningful immigration reform and encouraging legal immigration for those that want to contribute to a better America. This legislation secures our borders and allows the eleven million undocumented immigrants currently in our country the opportunity to earn a legal status. As CBO proved this reform is a policy trifecta: higher growth, significantly reduced deficits, and a rational labor policy. It truly creates an immigration system that reflects the needs of our economy.
“We are proud to have played such a significant role in educating policymakers and the public on the merits of conservative immigration reform but recognize significant work remains. We look forward to continuing our advocacy and grassroots efforts as the House of Representatives proceeds with their legislation to fix our broken immigration system. It’s important they act.”