2:48 am - Tuesday June 27, 2017

Sen. Udall says Obama needs to act on immigration if U.S. House won’t

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Thursday if the Republican-controlled House does not act on a sweeping immigration reform bill the Democratic-controlled Senate already has passed then President Obama should take action “to stop tearing apart families.”

The Colorado Democrat spoke with KBNO, a Spanish-language radio station in Denver.

“Nearly one year ago, I was at the forefront of efforts in Colorado and in Congress to pass the Senate’s bipartisan landmark immigration-reform proposal. However, since then the bill has languished in the U.S. House of Representatives,” Udall said.

“Each day that House Republicans refuse to act on immigration reform is another day Colorado families continue to be torn apart, another day our economy suffers and another day entire communities must live in fear.

“If Republicans in Congress won’t act on behalf of Colorado families and businesses or the millions of immigrants living in the shadows, then the president should take action to stop tearing apart families whose only crime is seeking a better life for themselves.”

Udall faces a tough re-election bid against Republican challenger Cory Gardner, who has served in the House since 2011 and is part of the GOP majority that has refused to act on the Senate measure.

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