Snyder praises immigration overhaul effort in DC - KMSP-TV

Snyder praises immigration overhaul effort in DC

Posted: Updated:
Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Fox 2 News) Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Fox 2 News)
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder says he's pleased that President Barack Obama and members of the U.S. Senate are tackling immigration problems, calling the effort "critical."
 
The Republican governor released a statement Wednesday, a day after Obama declared "now is the time" to fix broken immigration laws.
 
Snyder says the nation's "current immigration system is inflexible and broken" and has hurt the economy by deterring foreign investment. The governor says he's looking forward to working with Obama, Congress and governors "to see that legislation is enacted this year."
 
Separate White House and Senate proposals focus on the same principles. They include providing a way for most of the estimated 11 million people already in the U.S. illegally to become citizens, strengthening border security and cracking down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices