WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement on final Senate passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744):
Immigration reform used to be untouchable in Congress. But today, we can celebrate how far we’ve come with bipartisan passage of comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate. Our current immigration system hurts businesses across Connecticut, hinders law enforcement, and tears families apart. Robust immigration has made America the proud, multicultural country it is today, and with the right reforms, immigration will continue to be a defining strength of our great nation. I came to the Senate to help make this place work again, and today was a day that showed the Senate can still be a venue for Republicans and Democrats to unite around tough solutions to tough problems. I can only hope that the House of Representatives will realize that they need to step up as well and take action that mirrors this bipartisan bill.