For Immediate Release: April 26, 2013
VIRGINIA ORGANIZING RESPONDS TO REP. GOODLATTE’S BILL
Harrisonburg, Va.—Virginia Organizing Chairperson, Sandra A. Cook responded to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s "guest worker" bill, H.R. 1773, introduced on April 25, 2013:
“This bill is another example of Congress distorting the will of the people to satisfy special interests. H.R. 1773, or the "guest worker" bill, introduced by U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte fails on so many levels, most notably the fact that it is not comprehensive at all and includes none of the provisions his constituents have asked for.
Virginia Organizing is opposed to this bill and any other forms of piecemeal legislation that does nothing to address the real issues of a failing immigration system. Where is the path to citizenship in this bill? Where are the measures to promote family reunification? Where are the provisions for fair and just treatment of immigrant workers?
This bill does more harm than good. It is a poorly disguised attempt to undermine the efforts of bipartisan Congressional groups that have worked hard to at least put forward something comprehensive that addresses the concerns of Virginians. Representative Goodlatte’s bill is weak, harmful, and not what the people of Virginia want.”
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