U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush Presses On With Support For Immigration Reform Rushs Bill H.R. 3856 Would Grant Permanent Resident Status To 35 Families In Chicago

Apr 12, 2006
Press Release

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2006) Congressman Bobby L. Rush issued a statement today in regards to the groundswell of immigration rallies across the country:

 We say we are a nation of opportunity, and its time for this Congress to respond with federal reform that is in the best interest of families torn my immigration rather than kowtowing to party interests. The people have spoken with a groundswell of immigration rallies around the country, and I remain steadfast in support of these families.

 I urge my Latino brothers and sisters to keep up the fight until we have a bill that is reflective and respective of the diversity in this country, in our workplace and in our homes.

 While families impacted by proposed immigration laws continue to peacefully demonstrate in the streets, I will continue the fight in the halls of Capitol Hill with my congressional colleagues. My bill (H.R. 3856) is not a symbol of change, but a demand for progress.

  On September 21, 2005, Congressman Bobby L. Rush introduced H.R. 3856, a bill that would grant 35 Latino individuals permanent resident states, so they can be reunited with their families in Chicago.  Congressman Rush was driven to sponsor this bill with co-sponsors, Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky out of concern for families that have been devastated under current immigration laws.