Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.) released the following statement Friday in response to the halting of deportations of some young illegal immigrants:

"I commend the Obama Administration's decision to grant relief to undocumented young people who are already positively contributing to our communities and country.

"These individuals have been raised and educated in the United States, and are talented, driven young people who have much to offer and should not be punished for the actions of others.

"Due largely to opposition to related legislation, such as the DREAM Act, the Obama Administration's announcement serves as a positive step forward, allowing these young people to continue to contribute and give back to the country they call home. This is an encouraging move and it gives me hope that we can now work in a bipartisan manner towards a permanent solution, such as comprehensive immigration reform."

KTAR Newsroom,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.