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CARDIN TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIOIN ON
Senator supports a thorough but fair legalization process
On , U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will hold a roundtable discussion on immigration reform with stakeholders of comprehensive immigration reform. On April 17, the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Act, S. 744, was introduced in the U.S. Senate. . This measure would strengthen border security, create a fair legalization program, and create a workable system to ensure that employers only hire legal workers in the future.
There is bipartisan support for immigration reform and for creating a fair pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the United States. Senator Cardin has spoken out in support of comprehensive reform legislation that will ensure our borders are secure and developing a process that will give millions of undocumented immigrants an opportunity to emerge from the shadows and find a path toward citizenship if they want to stay in this country.
· WHAT: Roundtable discussion on immigration reform
· WHO: Senator Cardin, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, CASA de Maryland, BUILD, Archdiocesan Immigration Coalition, International Teachers in the Baltimore City Public Schools, Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance, BRIDGE, Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc., League of United Latin American Citizens, and Baltimore Resettlement Center, and Esperanza
· WHERE: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service,
700 Light Street,