Congressman calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform now

Rep. Jared Polis (D. – Colo) writes in a new blog on Huffington Post that now is the time for comprehensive immigration reforem.

The need for comprehensive immigration reform is felt by Americans in Colorado and across the nation, but few are aware of the high cost, deplorable conditions, and general failure that is our detention system. In this blog I hope to shine some light on what is becoming an increasingly costly embarrassment to our nation and an affront to our American values.

He cites immigrant detention facilities as a clear reason that reform is needed.

(O)ur nation’s immigration detention facilities… hold tens of thousands of immigrants who were mostly picked up for trivial offenses like speeding or loitering and are now in detention at taxpayer expense for months or even years.

Read the full article here.

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