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Clarke Statement on Passage of Senate Immigration Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke issued the following statement after a supermajority of the Senate enacted a bipartisan immigration bill on Thursday.

“The passage of the Senate immigration bill, S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is a significant step forward for the millions of Americans– legal permanent residents and people without legal status – to become full participants in our civil society,” said Representative Yvette D. Clarke.

“Senator Charles Schumer of New York has worked diligently with his colleagues in the Senate to develop a bill that addresses the needs of his constituents, but our work must continue. I look forward to drafting a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives that provides an opportunity for undocumented Americans to obtain legal status, protects the future immigrants who aspire to come to the United States, and demonstrates that we value families and children by encouraging reunification,” concluded Representative Clarke.


U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the House Committee on Small Business, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations; Ethics; and Homeland Security, where she is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. She represents several neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which includes Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, Ocean Hill, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.

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