Dem Rep.: Illegal Immigration Is ‘Really Not Affecting American People’

‘I do worry that maybe the debate is focusing too much on issues that are really not affecting American people today’

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MUCARSEL-POWELL: "It was only one candidate who mentioned that, and I made my point very clear that I don’t think we need to change the statute or the law. What we need to do, and reminding this president also, is follow the rule of law. I do worry that maybe the debate is focusing too much on issues that are really not affecting American people today. I mean, I continue to talk to people in my community. They are struggling to make ends meet. Wages are not going up. In the House of Representatives we actually passed a bill that would increase wages and it’s sitting in the Senate like so many other bills we’ve sent to the Senate. So I think that we need to come back and remember what are the issues affecting us most. Our environment, rising health care costs, wages not increasing at the rate that we need them to, affordability of housing. Those are the issues I continue to talk to and I think the presidential candidates need to focus on as well."

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