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The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Urges Congress to Pass Immigration Reform
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12:21 PM ET 9/12/13 | BusinessWire
Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) outlined several key principles that they believe should be included in immigration reform legislation. It is the first time in CHLI's 10-year history that the organization and its leadership has formally come together to raise awareness about an issue of importance to both the Hispanic community and the United States, at large.
"CHLI strongly believes that immigration reform is necessary and that Congress should pass it before it adjourns this year," said CHLI's founder and chairman, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. "Our board of directors unanimously adopted the statement we have made public today, and we urge Congress to act without further delay."
Participants in CHLI's press conference included:
-- Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27)
-- Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)
-- Congressman Albio Sires (NJ-8)
-- Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)
-- Mary Ann Gomez, Executive Director, CHLI
At the press conference, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute also released its official statement