Costa Statement on Senate Approving Immigration Reform

Washington, DC- Rep. Jim Costa cheered the Senate’s approval of S. 744 the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill with a vote of 68-32. As a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and third-generation farmer, Costa has been working to ensure that immigration reform meets the needs of both farm workers and farmers.

“This is a historic moment for our country, but we are only halfway in our journey to fix our broken immigration system.

“Every sector of our economy and every region of our nation have a stake in fixing our broken immigration system. Coalitions from across regions, interests, and ideologies have joined together to demand common sense, comprehensive immigration reform.

“Senate Republicans and Democrats came together to find a real solution to a problem that we have failed to solve for decades. We cannot let this moment pass.  Shame on us if we cannot finish the job here in the House.”