A Congressional measure aimed at reforming the country’s immigration system has drawn criticism from rights groups who say the resolution would criminalize undocumented immigrants and adversely affect low-income workers.
A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles-based Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law released a critical report on the resolution, also known as the STRIVE Act, which is being sponsored by Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
And now Colorado’s own Rep. John Salazar has released a statement regarding the measure, which he is currently co-sponsoring. The statement:
“The STRIVE Act is only the first step in a long process of implementing comprehensive immigration reform. I have and will continue to meet with all groups involved. I will work to bring all interested parties to the table so that we can move forward together in finding a solution that addresses these complex issues.”
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), which claims to be “the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States ,” is also supporting the STRIVE Act: