The Nation's Mayors Support Immigration Reform

Statement From USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Jun 30, 2014, 22:24 ET from The U.S. Conference of Mayors

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USCM President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson today issued the following statement in support of President Obama's commitment to act on immigration reform through executive action:

"On behalf of the nation's mayors, I support President Obama's resolve to act on immigration in spite of gridlock in Congress. 

"The United States Conference of Mayors, representing mayors of all political parties, has worked for years with Democratic and Republican members of the House and Senate demanding that Congress act now on immigration reform. 

"We registered our support for the bill that passed the Senate one year ago and earlier this year sent a letter co-signed by more than 150 mayors of all parties urging the House to act expeditiously on immigration legislation.  

"And just last week at our annual meeting in Dallas the Conference passed a resolution urging Congress to fix our broken immigration system now.

"If Congress cannot or will not act, then it is up to the President to do what he can under the law to respond to the current immigration crisis facing our nation."

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