Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today issued the following statement regarding potential immigration reform on the federal level and announcing his support of AB 60, The Safe and Responsible Driver Act, by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) :
“It is inconceivable to think we can deport 12 million undocumented immigrants, many of which have lived most of their lives here paying taxes, working, and trying to achieve the American dream, even when the legal path to citizenship is broken. We must deal with immigration directly in a compassionate and practical manner.
“It is our role as elected leaders to change the status quo when things are not working. We need to act immediately if we want to keep the problems with illegal immigration from growing. I am encouraged by the work that we are finally seeing on the federal level. I support the actions that are being taken and want California to be at the forefront of immigration reform.
“This is why I support Assemblyman Alejo’s AB 60, The Safe and Responsible Driver Act. It is not only a safety issue, but the right thing to do. We must recognize the hard work and contributions of our immigrant population and remember that we are all immigrants to this great country.”
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