September 17, 2021

Congressman Correa Applauds Immigration Language Advancement


Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released a statement following the advancement of immigration language in the budget reconciliation:

Rep Lou Correa said: “I am proud of the advancement of immigration language included in the budget reconciliation. California has one of the largest economies globally, and immigrants are one of the biggest contributions to the growth. In 2019, Immigrants paid $492.4 billion in state, local, and federal taxes. The only way to Build Back Better is by creating a pathway to citizenship for our undocumented immigrants across the nation, and they are a vital party of our economy.

“Now is the time to make this historic investment in our Dreamers, TPS Holders, farmworkers, and essential workers. We are suppressing our country’s economic growth by not including a pathway to citizenship that will advance our economic recovery, reduce our national deficit, and raise wages on a national level. Failing to make these investments would reduce cumulative the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 4.7 trillion over the next 10 years.”

“I will continue to stand by our hardworking immigrants and urge all my congressional colleagues to not forget about our undocumented essential workers who continue to work through the pandemic and have kept our country economically strong. My priority is to support immigration in reconciliation.”                                                                                                                                


Rep. Lou Correa represents California's 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, and is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.

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