YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform
Washington, D.C. – After House Republican leaders released their principles for immigration reform last week, Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy for the YWCA USA, issued the following statement:
“The YWCA USA remains committed to keeping families together and supports immigration reform legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans. We stand united with the thousands of women and children we serve daily, who deserve opportunity and safety, a promise we intend to fight for in the coming months as the House follows the Senate in crafting immigration reform legislation.
“The immigration reform principles released by the House GOP is an encouraging signal that there is momentum in Congress to fix our broken immigration system. However, upon initial review, we are concerned that the principles do not provide a path to citizenship and instead focus on legalization. We will work closely with members in the House of Representatives to pass bi-partisan immigration reform legislation that is inclusive, upholds equal protection and factors in the unique needs of women.”