Delaware's senators praise immigration framework

By Jim Hilgen 5:45pm, January 28, 2013 - Updated 9:44pm, January 28, 2013
A bipartisan coalition of U S Senators is proposing far-reaching immigration reform and Delaware's Senators are voicing their approval.

Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons issued statement weighing in on the bipartisan framework for immigration reform.

Senator Coons says there is a lot to like in the proposal.

"The framework laid out by my colleagues today is a strong first step as the Senate considers a path forward on balanced immigration reform, and I applaud their work in getting to this point. Balance is the key...This bipartisan framework can be the start of a constructive conversation in our country about how best to confront these challenges."

Senator Carper says he's ready to get to work at creating a new set of immigration laws.

"Our nation's immigration system hasn't been updated in over 25 years, and it is well past time to overhaul our laws to make them more effective, humane, and to improve our nation's economic competitiveness while safeguarding our security. I stand ready to work with my colleagues as this process moves forward."

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