There are millions of immigrants in our country who aspire to become citizens, but under our broken immigration laws, they have no way to earn citizenship.

I personally know some of these hard-working immigrants, and I think it's hurting our country to keep them living in the shadows.

That's why I'm calling on Congress to protect the path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States and vote in favor of reform this year.

We need real solutions, and rounding up 11 million people or asking them to self-deport is not only inhumane but completely unrealistic.

That's why I hope my senators will do the right thing and vote for the Senate's immigration bill.

David Pena

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