Dr. Ruiz Statement on Immigration Meeting with President Obama

July 10, 2013
Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) released the following statement after meeting with President Obama and fellow members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House to discuss immigration reform:

“Passing comprehensive immigration reform now is critical for the 36th District and our nation. In our meeting with President Obama today, we discussed how we can build on the bipartisan work of the Senate and pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the House that includes an earned path to citizenship, secures our borders, promotes fairness, protects our workers and businesses, and helps strengthen our economy, especially our local agriculture and tourism economies in the 36th District. It’s time for Congress to put partisanship aside and work together toward solutions to reform our broken immigration system and pass a meaningful comprehensive immigration bill now.”