January 29, 2013
Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama delivered an address on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas:
“President Obama offered a clear vision of the steps we need to take to fix our broken immigration system, and made clear that he stands ready to work with the members of Congress on both sides of the aisle who are currently drafting a common-sense, bipartisan solution to this issue.
“President Obama's administration has already made great strides in securing our border – including more than doubling the number of boots on the ground and deploying new surveillance tools. He has also implemented smart policies that focus our limited law enforcement resources on violent criminals, instead of high school students who were brought to this nation as children, and know no home other than the United States of America.
“As President Obama said today, it is ultimately up to Congress to fix our broken immigration system. In Nevada, I have seen firsthand how the hardships imposed by our broken immigration system have hurt families and strained our economy. I am personally committed to resolving this issue. With the President's leadership and members of both parties working together in the Senate, the momentum towards a solution is real, and I will work tirelessly to make reform a reality in the Senate.”