Madison
50° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

46 state lawmakers call for immigration reform

Published On: Jun 26 2013 02:18:07 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 26 2013 02:18:23 PM CDT
Immigration reform

Floyd Yarmuth/CNN

MADISON, Wis. -

A bipartisan group of 46 Wisconsin state lawmakers is calling on members of the state's congressional delegation to support passage of an immigration reform bill.

The state lawmakers on Wednesday released their letter that urges them to approve the bill making its way through Congress.

The Senate was expected to pass the bill on Thursday, which would send it to the Republican-controlled House. President Barack Obama supports the bill that would open the door to U.S. citizenship for millions of people.

Democratic state Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, of Milwaukee, joined with Republican Rep. Jeff Stone, of Greendale, in releasing the letter at a Capitol news conference.

Zamarripa said the "time is now" for immigration reform, which she said will strengthen the country's economy.

Advertisement
  • Scotland independence crowd

    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

    Celebs react to Scotland's independence vote

    Scots head to the polls today to vote on the future of their country. The outcome could end Scotland's 307-year union with England and Wales as Great Britain -- and see it launch into the world as an independent nation of some 5.3 million people. Take a look at celebrity (both Scottish and not) reactions to the referendum.

  • Jonathan Dwyer mugshot

    Maricopa County Sheriff

    NFL players in trouble with the law

    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer is the latest NFL star to find himself in trouble with the law. Take a look at a list of some of the more prominent NFL athletes who have had legal run-ins.

  • Roger Goodell

    CNN

    The world reacts to NFL abuse scandals

    The NFL has suffered extensive backlash in their handling of both the Ray Rice domestic abuse and Adrian Peterson child abuse cases. Take a look at reactions to the recent NFL abuse scandals.

Advertisement