B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International welcomes the Senate’s passage of a bill overhauling the nation’s immigration laws.
B’nai B’rith has been a staunch supporter of comprehensive immigration reform. We commend the bipartisan group of senators who worked to form a consensus on a more just and humane immigration policy.
This compromise legislation would strengthen border security and employment verification while creating a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. It would also allow for more legal immigration of low- and high-skilled workers.
Comprehensive immigration reform is a welcome and worthy accomplishment. We urge the House to quickly consider and pass the bill.