Nebraska Appleseed Statement on LR 399 to recommend supporting new, common-sense immigration laws

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Immigration-128Today, Nebraska Appleseed Immigrants & Communities Director Darcy Tromanhauser released the following statement on LR 399, which was heard Wednesday afternoon by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.

“Fixing our outdated immigration system is long overdue. Our antiquated immigration laws needlessly separate thousands of Nebraska families and prevent many people who already work hard, pay taxes, and contribute to our communities from being full members of our society,” Tromanhauser said. “Nebraskans support the values of family, community, and hard work. We fully support LR 399 asking our members of Congress to pass common-sense immigration laws with a clear and sensible processes for citizenship. Up-to-date immigration laws are critically important to Nebraska’s families, communities, economy, and future. It is for this reason that over the past year more than 40 Nebraska organizations from a wide range of perspectives representing thousands of people have come together to say we can’t afford to delay any longer. Now is the time for action.”

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