US Representative Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), who is an advocate for comprehensive immigration reform, voted in favor of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011 (H.R. 3012), which eases the current burdens on employment-based and family-based visas. Rep. Crowley says there is a need for further bipartisan action to truly address our nation’s broken immigration system.
“The House of Representatives is considering legislation that would ease current burdens on employment-based and family-based visas. I am heartened to see the bipartisan recognition that there are workers and families who need reform of our broken immigration system. For employers, workers, families and communities, all the misguided enforcement-only bills in the world won’t help without a real immigration reform solution. This legislation recognizes that we need to provide some relief to those trapped in a system that is not meeting our economic or social needs."
Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.