Representative Pelosi, in your role as House Minority Leader, you have spoken often about the urgent need to fix our broken immigration law. You have also stated that the country needs to address the fate of the 11 million immigrants and provide a path to citizenship for them through comprehensive immigration reform.
The time has come to start a discharge petition and call for an up-or-down vote on comprehensive immigration reform. There is currently a bipartisan House bill, HR-15, in Congress. For months, the Tea Party Republicans have derailed immigration reform. But now, a group of Republicans are breaking with their party and signing up to cosponsor the immigration bill. This means that we are finally in a position to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. All we need now is for Democrats to stand firm, start a discharge petition, and demand an up-or-down vote.
There are no more excuses for delaying a vote on this important bill, one that will help improve our economy and bring relief to nearly 11 million aspiring citizens. But we need Democrats to take a stand and call Mr. Boehner's bluff by demanding an up-or-down vote now!
It is way past time for congress to address the broken immigration system and fix it!
We need action now!