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April 7, 2006

Contact: Tatiana Guerra


Washington, DC – National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) President Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (NY) remarked the following about the immigration proposal of Senators Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) and Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.).

“The Hagel/Martinez proposal, while it does not cover all aspects to fully protect immigrants, it is a step in the right direction. Like most families, immigrants are hard working individuals who want a better life for themselves and their children. We will continue to watch Congress on this issue as this does not end the immigration debate. Also, it will also be important to ensure that when these measures are put in place, immigrants from all parts of the world are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.”

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