Organization calls for legislation that will make the naturalization process more accessible to immigrants and fully integrate new Americans into the fabric of society
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today issued the following statement on the release of principles for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. Senate:
"NALEO Educational Fund applauds the bipartisan efforts of U.S. Senators who today released their framework for moving comprehensive immigration reform forward. The principles acknowledge that our nation is struggling as a result of our broken immigration system, and aims to address this issue in a fair and humane manner that brings the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country today out of the shadows.
"We call on U.S. Senators to introduce legislation that will make a pathway to citizenship a reality by ensuring that the legal process for entry into the country is efficient and timely and that the naturalization process remains accessible and affordable to eligible immigrants. We also ask that new Americans are provided with the support needed to fully integrate into the civic fabric of our society.
"We look forward to working with the U.S. Senate on these measures and are hopeful that we can pass comprehensive immigration reform that fully recognizes the important role that immigrants and their families play in the future growth and success of the nation."
To view the NALEO Educational Fund's principles on comprehensive immigration reform, click here or visit our website at http://www.naleo.org/downloads/NALEO_PrinciplesImmReform.pdf.
About NALEO Educational Fund
The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
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