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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published June 05, 2013

ADVISORY: CARDIN TO HOLD IMMIGRATION REFORM ROUNDTABLE; SENATE TO START DEBATE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM NEXT WEEK



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Contact: Susan Sullam, 410-962-4436
Or 410-960-2440 (cell)
June 5, 2013

 

CARDIN TO HOLD IMMIGRATION REFORM 
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION 

U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of immigration reform next week

 

On Friday, June 7U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will hold a roundtable discussion on immigration reform and the importance of enacting a workable framework for comprehensive reform.  The U.S. Senate is scheduled next week to begin consideration of the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration ActS. 744historic legislation with bipartisan support that 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 are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants now living in the United States. In Maryland, there are an estimated 275,000 undocumented immigrants, accounting for 4.6 percent of our state’s population and 6.2 percent of the labor force, according to estimates by the Pew Research Hispanic Center.   Senator Cardin has spoken out in support of comprehensive reform legislation that will ensure our borders are secure and create a process that will give millions of undocumented immigrants an opportunity to emerge from the shadows and find a path toward citizenship.
 
·       WHAT:  Senator Cardin to hold roundtable discussion on immigration reform



·       WHEN: Friday, June 7 at 1:30 p.m.



·       WHERE: Robinson Nature Center

                6692 Cedar Lane,

                 Columbia, MD