Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with stakeholders last week to discuss ongoing efforts to create a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

Secretary Napolitano stressed that the broken immigration system is a problem that has been ignored too long, and said the meeting was another important step forward in this administration’s efforts to work with our colleagues in Congress along with representatives from law enforcement, business, labor, the faith community, advocacy groups and others to fix our current laws. She welcomed the input of the participants and emphasized the importance of continued collaboration between the Department and immigration stakeholders.

In last week’s meeting, Secretary Napolitano commended the bipartisan proposal set forth by Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham, which reflects the administration’s commitment to effective enforcement; addresses the need for improved legal flows for families and workers; and offers a firm but fair path to citizenship for those who are already in the United States.

Secretary Napolitano looks forward to continued work with President Obama, Senators Schumer and Graham and other Congressional partners, as well as stakeholders across the country as she continues efforts to build a successful new immigration system.

Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Security