Utah Hispanic Legislators Discuss Immigration Reform with Congressman Stewart​​​​​​​

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2018

Ross Chambless, Communications Specialist
Utah House Democratic Caucus
(801) 326-1568 | rosschambless@le.utah.gov

SALT LAKE CITY – Today Hispanic Democratic members of the House and Senate met with Congressman Chris Stewart to discuss ideas for meaningful immigration reform, as Congress may be considering immigration legislation in June. 

“We have been at a standstill for far too long,” said Rep. Angela Romero, District 26.  “We want comprehensive immigration reform.  We want Congress to address the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country who currently have no legal pathway to citizenship.  We hope that Congressman Stewart is committed to moving the needle so that we will actually see progress on this issue.”

“At this moment our moral compass is being tested,” said Senator Luz Escamilla, District 1. “What’s happening is a reaction to President Trump’s decisions to abruptly end DACA and to separate children from their families. What’s going on is completely inhumane, and I think this is now pushing Congress to take action. Congress is realizing they need to act, and it’s about time.  We are Rep. Stewart’s constituents and we are glad he is consulting us and listening to our concerns.  We are all looking for ways to make this work now.”

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