Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Morris, 202-225-2965, Emily.Morris@mail.house.gov
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ STATEMENT ON 50th ANNIVERSARY OF IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY ACT OF 1965
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) released the following statement commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act of 1965 (Hart-Celler Act), which banned discriminatory immigration quotas based on national origin and was signed into law on October 3rd, 1965.
“50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed landmark legislation to end discriminatory and harmful racial quotas in our immigration system, our immigration system is in a state of dysfunction and our country is yet again consumed by divisive and fear mongering rhetoric about immigrants and refugees. Continue reading