U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-27th District) met with Representatives from
Florida, Washington State, Colorado and Nevada on Tuesday to introduce
what they call a compromise bill on immigration.
Representatives introduced a House version of the Border Security,
Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. The bill is
touted to include the bipartisan Senate bill and a bipartisan House
measure called the Border Results Act.
“Americans are tired of
Congressional deadlock. We saw bipartisan action on immigration in both
chambers this year – now it’s time to finish the job," Chu said in a
statement released yesterday. "Our bill is a comprehensive plan built on
provisions that both parties support. There is no reason it should not
pass. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in
making this a reality for the American people.”
Chu was joined by
Florida Rep. Joe Garcia (D-26th District), Washington State Rep. Suzan
DelBene (D-1st District), Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (2nd-District) and
Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford (4th-District).
The House version of
the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization
Act includes the Senate immigration bill as it was passed out of the
Judiciary Committee, six Senate floor amendments, and the
McCaul-Thompson Border Security Results Act, which passed out of the
House Homeland Security Committee unanimously, according to Chu's