Joe Green, Founder and President of FWD.us, released the following statement today after President Obama announced that he would take executive action on immigration reform:
“It's been over one year since the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill, and we have long called on House Republican Leadership and members of the House GOP conference to take action on meaningful reform legislation to fix our fundamentally broken immigration system.
“More than 3 in 4 Americans across the political spectrum support fixing our broken immigration system - including a majority of self-identified Republicans - and understand that it's well past time for House Republicans to take action. Americans are deeply frustrated that House Republicans have thus far failed to bring legislation to a vote: every day without reform, our economy loses $37 million in revenue, we miss out on the creation of American jobs, and millions of American families live in fear of separation.
“While President Obama has taken necessary steps to address temporarily some of the urgent problems plaguing our nation in the face of over a year of unacceptable inaction by House Republicans, the only way to solve this problem is a permanent legislative solution. We remain deeply disappointed and urge them to pass legislation to fix our broken immigration system as soon as possible."