Phoenix City Council endorses immigration reform

May 28, 2013

In a symbolic move, a majority of the Phoenix City Council has endorsed federal immigration reform.The City Council cast the symbolic vote in support of the legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. It was crafted by the so-called Senate Gang of Eight that includes Arizona Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.

The federal immigration overhaul would create a 13 year road to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.

The City Council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the resolution. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said it is important to send a message to Washington that one of the nation's largest cities supports immigration reform. Councilman Jim Waring cast the only vote against the measure. .

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