“In almost every case, immigrants have come here to help their children and give them a better life,” she said. “Yes, it is illegal, but it is like speeding to get your child to the hospital.”
Gibson’s deputy chief of staff, Stephanie Valle, Gibson is listening to farmers and other constituents and realizes the immigration system is broken and in need of serious reform, including a means to enforce the ultimate agreement.
“As always, we welcome the input of all of our constituents and appreciate the time people took today to register their views in our district offices,” Valle said. “An open and active political dialogue is what makes our country great.”
Valle said the Senate bill in question would only reduce illegal immigration by 33 to 50 percent.
“That does not solve the problem,” Valle said, “and we can do better than that proposal.”