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"The problem with the ACHIEVE Act is it does not achieve the dream," Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) said during a news conference on Wednesday morning. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) said the proposal was "too little, too late." "We've asked for one simple thing – fairness," Gutierrez said, adding that the Republican Party "demonized immigrants." "All of a sudden we're the belle of the ball," Gutierrez said, referencing the power of Latino voters in the recent election. "Well, we're here to say it's time to start the dance."
The Honorable Charles Gonzalez, Chair
November 28, 2012
Principles on Immigration Reform and Our Commitment to the American Dream
America has always been a nation of immigrants. In order to preserve our history, national identity and culture we must create a modern, 21st century legal immigration system that reflects our legacy. Therefore, we commit to fighting for principled, comprehensive immigration reform that: