Politics
8:04 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Sen. Reed encouraged by immigration talks

Senator Jack Reed says it’s encouraging to see a bi-partisan plan to address immigration come out of the US Senate. The eight senators rolled out a plan that allows for more guest workers and creates a path to citizenship for the millions of illegal immigrants already here.

U-S Senator from Rhode Island Jack Reed
Sen. Jack Reed
Credit Jack Reed

Reed says the plan resembles proposals made during the Bush Administration. “So this is not completely new and novel. I think it does recognize though that there’s a growing number of American citizens who feel strongly that this problem needs to be addressed, and they came out in record numbers to vote.”

Reed says he gives greater odds of the bi-partisan immigration plan making it to the president’s desk now than he would a month ago.

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