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Norquist Statement on Bipartisan Immigration Plan
Today Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist praised a bipartisan immigration reform proposal put forth by Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Jeff Flake, John McCain, and Lindsay Graham, and Democratic Senators Michael Bennet, Bob Menendez, and Dick Durbin.
The immigration reform outline includes allowing more low-skilled immigrants into the country to work, expanded access to green cards for foreign born residents who receive advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math, stricter border security measures, and a pathway to citizenship for those undocumented immigrants already in the U.S.
Norquist issued the following statement of support:
"Immigration reform is one of the most important steps our country can take to grow America's economy and preserve our leadership status in the world. I believe this plan is a meaningful step toward fixing our broken immigration system, and I urge Congress to consider the positive economic ramifications of a vibrant guest worker program, more high-skilled visas, and a pathway to earned legal status and citizenship for those already in the country."