Rep. Luis Gutiérrez: FAIR and allies “want to take our immigration policies back to the 1920s”

Luis GutiérrezIt is like DW Griffith might rise up from his grave to film “Rebirth of a Nation–the Sequel” because FAIR [Federation Against American Immigration Reform] and its allies want to take our immigration policies back to the 1920s when the Klan marched openly in Washington and legal immigration was reduced to almost zero.

—Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D–IL)

Immigrant Heritage Month, House Floor, June 28, 2017

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Rep. Darren Soto: American agriculture has depended on immigration for the last 150 years

In addition, I believe that we need to relook at the H-1 visa program, the farmworker program. We need to acknowledge the reality that we have had for the last 150 years of agriculture here in the United States, which is that we rely on many of our immigrants coming from Mexico and Central and South America to help with our agriculture. This has been going on for over a century.

—Rep. Darren Soto (D–FL)

Immigration, House Floor, June 7, 2017

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