Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez Statement on U.S. Senate Immigration Reform Proposal

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) made the following statement in response to the release of the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform earlier today:

I am pleased to see the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform released today by the bipartisan U.S. Senate working group. The four legislative pillars outlined in the Framework are, in principle, fundamental to a comprehensive approach, though it will be critically important to see how the details are articulated in legislation.  In the meantime, I eagerly await President Obama’s immigration announcement tomorrow in Las Vegas.

Last year, Pérez authored AB 1544 (later AB 916) which proposed a state-based deferred action policy for agricultural and service workers in California, to be implemented in coordination with federal authorities. The proposal garnered support from both Democrats and Republicans, though it did not advance to the Governor’s desk by the end of the 2012 session.

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