Watch the new television ad from FWD.us urging leaders in Congress to pass immigration reform. The ad is running on nationwide television and online and our Spanish language ad delivering the same message can be found here. Scroll down to read full quotes from key elected leaders on the urgency of passing reform.
We expect every one of our leaders in Washington to keep their promises. There is no time to wait.
"Washington is lagging behind the country on this. There is already a growing coalition of leaders across America who don’t always see eye-to-eye, but are coming together on this issue. They see the harmful consequences of a broken immigration system for their businesses and for their communities, and they understand why we need to act." -- President Barack Obama
"It’s an important issue that I think outta be dealt with. There’s -- this issue has been around far too long. And while I believe it’s important for us to secure our borders and to enforce our laws -- I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue. And I’m confident that the President, myself, [and] others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.” -- House Speaker John Boehner
"And if, in fact, we bring an immigration bill to the Floor, whether I vote for it or not and we move that bill through the House, that will give us an opportunity to do what my Republican friends, Mr. Speaker, have been talking about, negotiating, sitting down, talking, going to conference. I think that would be a step forward. We are very, on this side of the aisle, very, very strongly in favor of moving immigration reform." -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer
"[W]e do want to make some progress in reforming our broken immigration system and there are plenty of bipartisan efforts under way and discussions between Members on both sides of the aisle to try and address what is broken about the immigration system. The committees are still working on this issue, and I expect us to move forward this year in trying to address reform and what is broken about our system." -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
"I wouldn’t underestimate the House’s ability to pass the immigration bill. And I think we have plenty of ideas on that, and I think there’s an opportunity that we can move the ball as well.” -- House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy