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CARDIN TO HOLD IMMIGRATION REFORM
U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of immigration reform next week
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.
, U.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 Act, S. 744, historic 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. · WHAT: Senator Cardin to hold roundtable discussion on immigration reform
· WHERE: Robinson Nature Center
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