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Chu, Fellow Reps. Introduce Immigration Bill

Judy Chu (D-27th District) and fellow Reps. introduced a compromise immigration bill Tuesday.
Judy Chu (D-27th District) and fellow Reps. introduced a compromise immigration bill Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-27th District) met with Representatives from Florida, Washington State, Colorado and Nevada on Tuesday to introduce what they call a compromise bill on immigration.

The Representatives  introduced a House version of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. The bill is touted to include the bipartisan Senate bill and a bipartisan House measure called the Border Results Act.

“Americans are tired of Congressional deadlock. We saw bipartisan action on immigration in both chambers this year – now it’s time to finish the job," Chu said in a statement released yesterday. "Our bill is a comprehensive plan built on provisions that both parties support. There is no reason it should not pass. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in making this a reality for the American people.”

Chu was joined by Florida Rep. Joe Garcia (D-26th District), Washington State Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-1st District), Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (2nd-District) and Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford (4th-District).

The House version of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act includes the Senate immigration bill as it was passed out of the Judiciary Committee, six Senate floor amendments, and the McCaul-Thompson Border Security Results Act, which passed out of the House Homeland Security Committee unanimously, according to Chu's office.

A one page summary of the bill can be found here.

A section-by-section bill summary of the bill can be found here.

Watch video of the full press conference here.


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